Rather than completely rebuilding the Patent System... reinstate a version of The Disclosure Document Program with information to be kept Confidential by the USPTO but to be accessed as evidence of Date of Invention if needed. Keep electronic files Indefinately. I actually have a more thorough explanation but this is a simple, cost effective, way to address some of the issues brought up by Internation Mega-Corporations ...more »
Secure patentability rights while allowing publication and commercialization of claims and trade secrets prior to submitting a patent application. Use the provisonal patent application database as a trade secret database [e.g., a Trade Secret Bank] that is searchable by a community of qualified members of the Bank who demonstrate that they will not use the information in the Bank for any purpose except to enter into ...more »
I suggest you...not eliminate or gut the "one year grace period," nor switch the US to a "first to file" country, with regard to patent application filings. These changes (S.23 and HR 1249), if enacted into law, will be very bad for small technology businesses, where most of our job growth is.
Streamline the patent process. Put a patent office in every state capital specifically geared only towards hard tangible consumer products, not processes or software and the like. Just manufactured hard consumer products. And government funds to help get the product into the market. The key to getting government funding would be contractual in nature to keep the manufacturing here on American soil for a period of at least ...more »