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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 »
"Patent Reform" gives advantages to Big Business at the expense of Start-Ups and Independent Inventors. Changing to First-to-File does nothing to eliminate the 3 year backlog of Patents Waiting for review.
Issue a policy memorandum to Patent Examiners to issue patents rather than send out irrelevant Office Actions.