After Seeing the Bad, Please Show Me the Good

I’ve seen the critique of the PTO growing from multiple directions, most recently on Slashdot. What bothers me is that it’s all too easy to find the bad patents we can all laugh at. If we need non-obvious, and non-trivial, and truly unique patents, how about if someone provides a few examples they judget to be just so? I don’t want to hear of Patent XX which is bad. I want you to point out a half dozen patents that you think do meet an acceptable standard of non-obvious.

Instead of taking the cheap shot saying what has not met standard, how about the harder job of truly judging what non-obvious looks like and put it out on the table for people to learn from? Let me study the subtle nuances of why this patent separates itself from others. Let me recognize originality.

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