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Require a fee for filing a "Paragraph 4" challenge

Problem: In the world of pharmaceutical patents, it costs the patent originator money for R&D and patent application. After a patent is awarded, a generic manufacturer may challenge the patent using a "Paragraph 4" challenge, and doesn't have to pay any fee at all. There is, therefore, no cost for a generic manufacturer to challenge a legitimately awarded patent, and a big hidden cost to the originator (who has to plan ...more »

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Window of Legal Amnesty and Forgiveness

Create a time period after founding a company during which there is legal forgiveness and amnesty for a category of the more mundane red tape which exists on federal state and local levels. Many well intentioned entrepreneurs are completely overwhelmed by the many legal implications of starting and running a business. And, many of these rules were explicitly designed to increase barriers to entry. This would open a ...more »

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Professional services consulting support for start ups

I have a thought: there is a certain set of things that every small business owner has to (or ought to) address in the very first stages of business development, such as registering the business, consulting with an accountant and an attorney about everything from liability to employee status and business structure, and some other often pricey professional services. And very frequently, the costs are too high and new business ...more »

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