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cowboy junkie Re:USPTO Mission (195 comments)

the USPTO must defer that decision to the courts.

The problem is that the courts seldom make those decisions. The threat of expensive legal action is used by these patent holders to basically extort money from companies. Out of fear the companies settle with the patent holder, and they are free again to swing away with their questionable patent simply because they have the financial clout to do so.

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