What happened to BountyQuest?
Subject:   Internet Savvy Patent Attorneys
Date:   2003-11-10 12:18:05
From:   timoreilly
Response to: Internet Savvy Patent Attorneys

Boy, do I agree with this comment. Patents used to require submission of a working model. I wish they required working source code as a condition of receiving a software patent! But it would help if they made it so that you had to be able to reconstruct the invention from the patent. As it is, patent filings are much more like the "obfuscated C contest" than they are like anything that improves the world's ability to learn from inventions in exchange for that limited monopoly granted by the patent office.