The US Patent Office thinks so. And they just filed a notice asking for comments. The public has 90 days to provide any thoughts. I, for one, think this is a great idea. Right now it costs well over $1 million to bring a patent infringement case, essentially making patents worthless to most American inventors. This would allow small inventors and start ups to go over infringers in small claims court and spend a fraction of the amount in legal fees.
If you want to provide any comments, please post below and I will forward them to the patent office.
Here is a pretty good thread coming from the Patently-O site.http://www.patentlyo.com/paten…