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Re: Patent Trolls & Detractors @ FTC
It's the US Patent Office (USPO), who created "patent trolls". If USPO indiscriminately accepts everything and registers it as a patent, they make more money for themselves. But, at the same time and by doing so, they create conditions for future disputes over those so called "patents". Those lawsuits benefit USPO directly by forcing other companies (in order to protect their businesses from potential lawsuits they see are growing in volumes) to participate in the process of patenting everything around, even if it should not be patentable in any way in the first place. As a result, we see patents for "electronic devices with round corners" and other similar, extremely low quality "patents" being registered...
US Patent Office has obvious conflict of interests by making money from
selling registering patents. They don't do their main job (filtering out what should not be patentable and registering only real patents), but they rather are making money form the number of patents registered and, therefore, they facilitate the increase of that number, no matter what...
Now, can FTC recognize that?
Keep it simple, it'll become complex by itself...