Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday January 30, 2016

Xerox Patents Sharing Documents Online

The USPTO is apparently a huge sucker for complicated-sounding language, as it continues to allow the patenting of simple ideas that are merely worded intricately.

"Ultimately this patent is one of hundreds or thousands of patents that don’t describe actual inventions, but rather just rehash old, obvious ideas 'on a computer' using confusing language," writes Ranieri. "The failure of the patent office to prevent this patent from issuing is regrettable, and shows just how dysfunctional our patent system is."