A Compromise Upgrade Solution for the U.S. Patent System, Idea 0

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My 2020_07 ideal would be to get rid of the patent system and "copyright law", but if the Americans are so deeply convinced that reuse of ideas and information in business should be limited unless someone pays for the author of the idea, then a compromise solution might be that the Washington supermafia sells a license to all existing U.S. patents for about 1% of extra Value_Added_Tax, VAT, which goes to the U.S. Patent Office and that money would be redistributed to all patent holders according to the lawsuits that are held ONLY BETWEEN THE PATENT OFFICE AND PATENT HOLDERS. That way the U.S. businesses are free to just take any idea and apply it to business and the universities, who are old-fashioned enough to rely on patent revenue, can keep on living in their old bubble, with the exception that the sales of licenses gets easier: there is only one buyer and the price is negotiated according to the monetary sales volume of products that the university can find that use the technology and according to the number of other patent holders, who list the same products as something that uses their technology.

For example, suppose there is a product P_1 with the VAT sum of SUM_1 and there are N patents that are listed to be used by the P_1. In that case the U.S. Patent Office would pay PAYMENT_SIZE_1=SUM_1/N for each of the patents to the respective patent holders. The business that produces the P_1 would never have to deal with any patent lawyers or not even know, how many patents cover the P_1. In stead the patent lawyers will have an incentive to write the patent texts as clearly as possible to lure businesses to use the "patent library" as an information source for new product ideas, unlike today, where the "patent library" is an information source for ideas that are de facto forbidden from practical use due to bureaucracy and possible lawsuits. Even the patent lawyers could keep their jobs and would battle for their client's interests in courts, but they would do it against the U.S. patent office, which might be voluntarily aided by lawyers of other patent holders, who want to get a bigger portion of the SUM_1 to their respective clients.

Just imagine, what would happen to the U.S. industry, if suddenly businesses could just wipe all of the patent system burden off their back and even the old-fashioned patent trolls, including pure patent trolling companies that just buy patents for extortion, and even freelancing patent lawyers would happily support that kind of an arrangement. At some point the European Patent Office pursued an European Union wide patent, but what would be smarter of them to pursue is an European Union wide license to all patents that have been registered in the European Union. The patent trolls in the U.S. might love the proposed idea even more, if that scheme were to include the military-industrial-complex, because according to the existing year 2020 scheme the military can get a free license to all U.S. patents, but the proposed scheme makes the military-industrial-complex pay some of its money to the U.S. Patent Office, the 1% VAT, for redistribution among patent holders.

I repeat that according to my 2020_07 opinion the patent system and "copyright law" should be totally abolished, but if people can't get it abolished, then from business perspective the solution proposed in my current blog post would solve the issue. From freely distributable open source software point of view and from the point of view of nonprofits it is vital that the license price is a percentage without any minimum absolute license fee. Even a single cent minimum license fee ruins the whole scheme. As of 2020_07 I am still against software patents, but if every business, including service oriented businesses like barber shops and freelancing teachers, pay that 1% VAT, then the proposed scheme solves the software patent issues of open source software use and even the utterly idiotic cases like "yoga patents" and weakly audited patents like patents for using a wheel. With the proposed scheme none of the low quality auditing related mess comes to the end businesses, the mess is contained totally to the U.S. patent office. If the U.S. patent office accepts a patent for a wheel, then according to the proposed scheme there is no harm done from the perspective of businesses that use a wheel at their products or services, because they do not even have to know about the wheel patent.

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