Subject: Re: mandatory patent auctions
From: Thomas Lord <>
Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2006 16:11:09 -0700

> I hope this goes through.  I'll patent a few trivial
> things and bid a billion trillion dollars for each
> patent.  Worst case, I write myself a meaningless
> check; best case the government gives me all the
> money in the world.
> Sweet.

I think the idea is that if the inventor wins the bid, they
pay the gov't. in exchange for excluding those third
party bidders.  Nice try, though.