Subject: Re: Patent prior art database
From: Don Marti <>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 10:43:02 -0700

begin Lawrence Rosen quotation of Thu, Jul 03, 2008 at 09:14:58AM -0700:

> There is a reasonable chance nowadays of having
> patent applicants and the PTO not waste their time and money on prosecuting
> and litigating patent applications for which there is good prior art.

But don't you _want_ the other guy wasting his time
and money acquiring a useless patent instead of a
dangerous one?

And if Peer-to-Patent type projects were a threat to
trolls, wouldn't the "independent inventors" patent
bar groups be complaining about them?

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