USPTO and patents are a scam

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and patents in general, are a scam:

Pressed on Amazon’s 1-Click patent, then-USPTO Chief Q. Todd Dickinson got testy: “I make this challenge all the time. If you’re aware of prior art out there that invalidates a patent that is existing, file a re-examination. We’ll be happy to take a look at it.” Really? It’s been 3+ years since unemployed actor Peter Calveley submitted prior art that triggered a USPTO reexamination of the 1-Click patent. Still no “final answer” from the USPTO.

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