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Submission + - Inventors Protest Patent Reform Bill (itworld.com)

narramissic writes: "A group of inventors and U.S. company execs, among them Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway and the AutoSyringe, and Steve Perlman, inventor of WebTV and lead developer of Apple Inc.'s QuickTime, paid a visit to Washington to encourage Congress to defeat the Patent Reform Act, which they say will weaken the patent system, devalue patents, and encourage infringement.

A version of the act, which passed the House of Representatives earlier this month, is supported by several large tech vendors including Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco who say it will make it harder for patent holders to sue and collect huge damage awards when only a small piece of a tech product is found to infringe."

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Inventors Protest Patent Reform Bill

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