Well, things have been quite busy around here the last month or so, with an oral argument before the Federal Circuit last month and a case going to trial in a couple of weeks. Although I haven’t posted in a while, I still find time to keep up with the so-called “patent reform” efforts currently underway before Congress.
An article from the Boston Globe today indicates that there is indeed a serious effort being made by very powerful interests to undermine the effectiveness of patents for individuals and small businesses. Nothing really new here — just the same old stuff about patent trolls and the basic unfairness of expecting big business to obey the patent laws too. The twist here is that, according to the major software companies, the semi-recent Eolas decision will have the “unintended consequence of sending more tech jobs outside the US.”
Funny, I alway thought it was big companies looking for ever cheaper labor who sent tech jobs outside the US.