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Will Allen Professor Jonesboro
AR
United States I see innovation all around me in creative students. Let's encourage creative minds by a creation-driven copyright law--the kind of thing the founding fathers envisioned 4 years 1 month ago
Andt Edmonds Senior Researcher Zurich
Switzerland 4 years 1 month ago
Jack Everitt Game Designer
CA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Patrick Hooker Palmer AK
AK
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Kimberly Munoz Digital Associate Indio
CA
United States To promote innovation we need to reform the current abuses of patent system that kill jobs and innovation. 4 years 1 month ago
Albo Fossa Santa Fe
NM
United States Proving "independent arrival" at an idea will be difficult-to-impossible. This is a fatal flaw in your proposal. 4 years 1 month ago
Mark Townsend CTO London
United Kingdom Patents should be for protecting new ideas as they get started, not for protecting well-established revenue streams from disruption & innovation. 4 years 1 month ago
Gary Gordon
PA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Damien Robertson IT Admin/Developer Calgary
Canada I have to agree with all points, this change needs to happen 4 years 1 month ago
James Capers President
OR
United States As an application developer and system analyst and administrator, I oppose our current patent system. The wheel was invented millennia ago and yet it is improved upon almost daily. Our current technology can not advance smoothly and rapidly for the benefit and progress of humanity if a few are able to restrict that flow and limit our progress. 4 years 1 month ago
Roberto Rodriguez Rego Enfermero Piedras Blancas - Asturias
Spain 4 years 1 month ago
Andrew Nesbitt Web Developer London
United Kingdom 4 years 1 month ago
Evan Prodromou CEO Montreal
Canada US Citizen living abroad 4 years 1 month ago
Adam Pash Editor in Chief, Lifehacker; Independent Developer Los Angeles
CA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Jordan Michaels CEO Walla Walla
OR
United States 4 years 1 month ago
David Smith Director of ICT Marlborough
United Kingdom 4 years 1 month ago
Michael Strean
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Ahren Stevens-Taylor Aylesbury
United Kingdom 4 years 1 month ago
Nikolay Nikolov Software Engineer Sofia
Bulgaria 4 years 1 month ago
cáceres espinosa network manager madrid
Spain 4 years 1 month ago
joshua stein Hacker Chicago
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Mehan Jayasuriya student Brooklyn
NY
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Andrew Williams Graphic Designer Atlanta, GA
GA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Mike Enos Alexandria
VA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Jim Prosser Manager, Global Communications Mountain View
CA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Kenan Shifflett Consultant Arlington
VA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Austen Frazier Pittsburgh
PA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Parker Higgins Activist San Francisco
CA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Stephanie Shattuck Legal Secretary San Francisco
CA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Julie Samuels Staff Attorney, EFF San Francisco
CA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Scott Marnik Software developer South Park
PA
United States I'm all for abolishing software patents completely, but any progress is worth supporting. 4 years 1 month ago
James Holby Systems Designer/Developer-Distributed Ferndale
MI
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Arianit Dobroshi President of the Executive Board at FLOSSK Prishtina, Kosovo
Albania 4 years 1 month ago
James Roberts Owner Melbourne
FL
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Jeremiah Cohick Software Engineer San Francisco
CA
United States In his book "The Innovator's Dilemma", Clayton Christensen said that disruption was necessary for innovation. The current patent system, especially software patents, harms innovation by preventing disruption for too long. The time to invention has decreased significantly, as more enabling technologies as been developed, but a patent's protection period has increased. This doesn't make sense. Patents are now used as weapons by large corporations instead of as valuable tools for genuine innovation. 4 years 1 month ago
Todd Hart
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Loraine Reitman
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Ivan Freitas Campinas
Brazil 4 years 1 month ago
Timothy Vollmer Policy Manager San Francisco
CA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Russell Sutton Silver Spring
MD
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Noah Ullmann User Experience Designer Rochester
NY
United States As a designer at a company that aggressively files and defends their patents I can say with confidence the patents our company files are not in the spirit of innovation. I fully support a change in the ways patents work so that real innovation can be cultivated not legislated against. 4 years 1 month ago
Mike Doherty Technologist Halifax
Canada 4 years 1 month ago
Leland Smith Technology Analyst Washington
DC
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Andrew Thomas Programmer Marietta, GA
GA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Steve Nay Software Developer Provo, UT
UT
United States Shorter patents with better documentation (e.g., working code) will go a long way to fixing the system. I also really like the provisions to disincentivize trolls. 4 years 1 month ago
Aaron Shafovaloff Web developer Midvale
UT
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Robin Kheng Automated Tests Developper Montreal
Canada I agree with most those seven points. Should be applicable on cultural items too. 4 years 1 month ago
Radosław Waśko
Poland 4 years 1 month ago
David Collado Law Student (patent) New York
NY
United States I am preparing to become a patent attorney to stop this abuse; to fight the good fight! 4 years 1 month ago
Andy Schmitz Software Engineer Arlington Heights
IL
United States Fear of accidentally infringing a minor software patent here or there has kept many good ideas from being launched, including several of my own. The current system stifles, rather than promotes, the progress of science and useful arts. 4 years 1 month ago

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