Obama to unveil a package of reforms to deal with patent trolls

By Shawn Knight
Jun 4, 2013
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  1. President Barack Obama is expected to announce new laws governing patents in the US in the near future. Specifically, the president will reveal five executive actions and propose seven legislative changes that will get a closer look from Congress in...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,238   +335

    Burn all them bridges down, Obama, that's the only way to make sure!
  3. nazartp

    nazartp TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 198   +7

    'bout time!
    ReederOnTheRun likes this.
  4. Littleczr

    Littleczr TechSpot Booster Posts: 364   +66

    Good job! The coolest president we have had, besides bill Clinton.
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,098   +1,189

    Thats the complete opposite of the way I feel. Actually I don't have any respect for anyone in office. The criteria of which one is deemed worthy of office is pathetic.

    Edit:
    Yeah you are right, I am trolling this topic. Thats how ridiculous I see our government.
    NTAPRO and m4a4 like this.
  6. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,863   +402

    Well I like this idea, but im inclined to agree with clifford.
  7. As a Canadian, I'm glad to see Obama step in and address the broken patent system. USA was just making themselves look bad. Patents for an unlock slider from destination Point A to Point B or a shopping cart feature??
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,253   +531

    Maybe Samsung are trying to get the US government in their back pocket so they don't have to go through with what they went through with Apple. It's about time they curbed patent trolling.
    gingerbill likes this.
  9. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TechSpot Booster Posts: 310   +62

    I have some mixed feelings about Obama, but this definitely helps his case in my mind. Finally someone is doing something about all the patent trolling.
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.
  10. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TechSpot Member Posts: 38   +9

    This is a good start with patents. Now if he can just reform copyright.
  11. spencer

    spencer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 199   +21

    I don't even know where to begin..........just NO
  12. m4a4

    m4a4 TechSpot Addict Posts: 479   +117

    Yeah? And what else will he try hiding in it? I like the idea, but have no faith in him being honest...
  13. J_Gert

    J_Gert Newcomer, in training

    I definitely support this bill. I hope it goes through unanimously. This will definitely help the consumer and save millions for other companies which should pass down to us.
    gingerbill likes this.
     
  14. dennis777

    dennis777 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 271   +29

    I wish their is a Like button on this article
  15. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,098   +1,189

    There is in forum mode.
  16. I wondered what that sound I heard earlier was...it was the sound of congressional lobbyists' phones ringing, audible five states away.
    gingerbill likes this.
  17. platinumsteel

    platinumsteel Newcomer, in training Posts: 27

    I wonder if this would cool down the fussing and fighting between apple and samsung...lol
  18. Honestly Obama will do anything at this point if it distracts people from the IRS, EPA, Benghazi, reporter scandals and whatever else we don't know about yet...
  19. I'm sure it doesn't have ANYTHING to do with Google protecting Android, or Google's indirect competition with Apple. nah... Why on Earth would Google lobby the government to change the patent laws? hmmm
    spencer likes this.
  20. What hiding? Nothing is truly hidden in DC. People just fail to read what they sign.
    spencer likes this.
  21. spencer

    spencer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 199   +21

    google is partners with the NSA Duh
  22. gingerbill

    gingerbill TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 154   +8

    Really is about time . Something certainly needs done.
  23. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,253   +531

    Cast your eyes to the bottom right of the postings, you'll see it right next to the "reply" button.


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