Former Google chief of patents is now a deputy director of the USPTO
0. phoneArena 12 Dec 2013, 13:11 posted on
We tend to give the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) a pretty hard time around here, mostly because the USPTO (and patent law in general) has had a very difficult time adapting to the software boom, and has shifted more towards stifling innovation and away from sharing ideas like it was originally intended to do. We can't say this news will change anything, but it is interesting to note that a former Googler is now a deputy director of the USPTO...
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1. toiletcleaner (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)
I hope she help the USPTO to take a second look of all the apple patents. all the cellphones manufactures will be free from the big iTROLL , and I know Samsung will be on time out for a few days to. no taking any side here.
2. Finalflash (Posts: 3090; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
It isn't just Apple, everyone is exploiting this retarded system (anyone with money and power). It is too messed up and literally will not be solved until everything burns down and something new rises from the ashes (note: I should probably patent that process).
4. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Yeah, this system isn't really hurting the big companies with teams of lawyers much at all. It is hurting consumers by driving up costs and slowing innovation, and it is hurting smaller companies and startups who cant defend themselves from fake patent attacks from patent trolls and big companies.
I already patented the burning down process, if you patent the rising from the ashes process we can team up :p
3. stealthd (unregistered)
Sounds like you're taking a side
5. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
This is probably no different than Mr. Elop being a trojan horse for Microsoft.
Her ties with Google will definitely benefit them for patent reviewing and the process of granting them, allowing them to further bolster their inventory of patents.
6. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 179; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
This is probably gunna hurt competitors of Google because she is probably going to be bias and help Google.
7. androtaku (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)
its just me or what the whole patent office thingy are dominated by chinese,from the judge to panel jury