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Patents, Patents Everywhere

A week ago we quick polled our readers, asking them if "embarrassingly broad technology patents are being handed out like candy by the Patent and Trademark Office?"

Here's how the fifty respondants answered:

  • 58% Duh. The EFF is right. We need to throw out existing idiotic claims.
  • 34% Yes. The Gov should enforce stricter claim requirements in the future.
  • 4% No. I think they're doing a good job challenging new patent claims.
  • 4% What's the patent trademark office again?

Don't forget to take this week's Quick Poll on online conferencing services.