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Ian Wheat Field Engineer (SAN) Dallas, TX
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Eric Rhoads Program Manager Meadville
PA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Owen Bishop Seae
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Scott McLoughlin Citizen Washington
DC
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Joel Stoffel Programmer/Analyst Milwaukee, WI
WI
United States The current patent system was designed for a different time. Times have changed, and so must the patent system. 4 years 1 month ago
Markus Saers Postdoctoral Research Fellow Shau Kei Wan
Hong Kong S.A.R., China 4 years 1 month ago
Kent McNaughton retired software engineer Crystola
CO
United States The patent system was created to encourage_real_ invention and thereby progress--where inventors could stand on the shoulders of earlier inventors, and others on theirs. I'm particularly suspicious of software patents as contributing to that goal. 4 years 1 month ago
Jon Elliott Student New York
NY
United States LIVE FREE OR DIE 4 years 1 month ago
Eliud Ortiz Student Carmel Valley
CA
United States As a Computer Science student, I'm sick of companies suing each other over petty things. "Slide to unlock?" Please, old doors were using that before you were. Definitely, there needs to be reform 4 years 1 month ago
Kevin Lundberg Software Engineer Lowell
MA
United States As a software developer, I can see firsthand the damage that software patents are causing to my peers in the industry. Trying to innovate and release new and exciting products is very scary when the real threat of a patent troll who could litigate you out of existence looms over your head. It's virtually impossible to ensure that any sophisticated product is completely free of patent troubles, as there is a great deal of concurrent innovation that happens in the software industry, as the barrier to entry is very low. I sincerely believe that abolishing software patents (or at the very least, severely limiting their scope and power) would be a very good thing for the tech industry, as companies and individuals would be free to innovate without worrying about any potential lawsuits coming to haunt them in the future. 4 years 1 month ago
David Feillafe Project / System Coordinator Melbourne
Australia 4 years 1 month ago
Zachary Stroh CAD Systems Administrator Arlington
WA
United States I've long held the belief that the current patent system should not conver software. Please take this proposal seriously - I think it could do some serious good for innovation. 4 years 1 month ago
James Cicak Technical Services Specialist Cocoa
FL
United States 4 years 1 month ago
eric blasdell
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Michael Walton Software Developer Poway
CA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Dave Taylor IT Consultant Lady Lake, FL
FL
United States Patents create an adversarial system where companies litigate instead of innovating. Threat of lawsuits stifle great ideas. Instead of competing on merit and creating better products, companies use patent law as a weapon to defeat any possible competition. 4 years 1 month ago
Eleftherios Kosmas Senior Sleep Technogist in National University of Athens Medical School Athens
Greece 4 years 1 month ago
Luke Webber Software Developer Melbourne
Australia 4 years 1 month ago
Will Bradley IT Manager Tempe
AZ
United States There are only a few reasonable ways to interact with the world through software; patenting these is like patenting breathing. While innovation in software is valuable, we can't stifle ourselves with patents like "sending email via a mobile device" for twenty years. In fact, some of the most amazing technologies of our time are locked up inside companies who use them to STOP innovation. This isn't the American Way and it needs to change. 4 years 1 month ago
Bret Comnes Graduate Student Ashland
OR
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Jay Anderson Software Engineer Scottsdale
AZ
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Jennifer Beetem Graduate student Seattle
WA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Justin Venus Senior Application Engineer
IL
United States 4 years 1 month ago
John Galt Hobbyist Sacramento, CA
CA
United States Software patents are just the tip of the iceberg. All IP rights should end when the product becomes obsolete or is taken off the market (including the next-to-latest version of all commercial software). Programmers should be free to disassemble, and to circumvent any "DRM" that enforces "rights" which don't really belong to the vendor. And above all, trolls such as SCO must be made to pay their opponents' attorney fees. 4 years 1 month ago
Grif Rosser Member of Technical Staff Santa Clara
CA
United States My company is developing cutting edge software. Who knows what troll owns patents on our technology? We'll probably find out when we get sued. 4 years 1 month ago
Hugo Hall Student Swindon
United Kingdom This is common sense and the results would benefit us all. 4 years 1 month ago
Chic Kelty inventor NY
NY
United States it should be made very clear that your work towards life limitations on patents is focused on Software patents. With that and coupled with severe penalties for patent trolls I agree. For utility patents on hardware 18 years must be maintained. 4 years 1 month ago
Jeffrey Esquivel Engineer San Pedro
Costa Rica 4 years 1 month ago
Ben Hayden Software Engineer Springfield, MO
MO
United States Kill patent trolls! 4 years 1 month ago
Bryan Schneiders
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Chris Hazen Software Engineer Bloomfield
NJ
United States My job is restricted extremely by "innovation" that's approved by those without basic computer understanding. 4 years 1 month ago
Ben Tucker El Dorado Hills
CA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Emily Keeling Student - Music Therapy Springfield
MO
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Theresa Chen
United States 4 years 1 month ago
John Haller Software Architect Naperville
IL
United States There should be no injunctions for software patents, including ITC injunctions, unless the infringing company has no significant US presence or infringers have stopped paying agreed upon/court ordered license fees. 4 years 1 month ago
Daniel Greve
United States Fix it! 4 years 1 month ago
Tom Halladay Senior Software Developer Wilmington
DE
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Steven Lundy Engineer Toronto
Canada 4 years 1 month ago
Justin Llata Deputy Director Sacramento
CA
United States Innovation, not litigation! 4 years 1 month ago
Frederic Roussel
CA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Dann Stayskal Engineering Director Portland
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Bryan Adams Corporate Operations Engineer Ann Arbor
MI
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Mark Finch Owner Phoenix
AZ
United States I am tired of reading that company X has been issued a patent for the most obvious of software. Even more when company X receives a patent for something that is covered under prior art without listing that art. Please end the insanity of Software Patents! Software is simply a collection of mathematical formula that is supposed to not be patentable! 4 years 1 month ago
Nathan Cardozo Attorney Oakland
CA
United States The current system of software patents does NOT help business or create American jobs. Please abolish or reform this broken regime before we fall too far behind. 4 years 1 month ago
Elias Bjerstedt
Sweden 4 years 1 month ago
Richard Ferrer Staten Island
NY
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Charles Fraley Student Bend
OR
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Nathan Herring Senior Software Engineer Seattle
WA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Joshua Brown Software Developer Laguna Hills
CA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Nathan Stults CTO Santa Rosa
CA
United States 4 years 1 month ago

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