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Old 04-13-2015, 08:00 AM   #1
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LXer: US Patent Office Gamed The System To Make Sure Patent 9 Million Wasn't A Crazy Troll Patent


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As I'm sure you were carefully anticipating, on Tuesday, April 7th, the US Patent and Trademark Office issued patent 9,000,000. As you of course are already aware, over the past few decades, the USPTO has been rapidly ramping up the number of patents it approves. That's why, even though patents only have a lifetime of 20 years from the date of application, 1/3 of all issued patents are still in force today. Think about that.

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