Subject: Re: "incentive void" (was Re: A different patent covenant...)
From: simo <>
Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2006 14:12:17 -0400

One of the very bad things of the patent system is that it is a sort of
lottery, the first to file get the patent, all the others will just get
the research costs and no benefits at all.

I think that a rule that states that in case two or more party file a
patent for essentially the same technology either no patent is granted
and the invention is considered obvious or all the parties are granted a
shared patent.

What do you think?