Material Fellow wrote:
>>react at ix.netcom.com wrote:
>> > Nuisance patent filing, by the way, is a common strategy employed by
> > nearly every patenting organization.
> In fact, I remember reading articles that the Japanese are masters at
> this. They will file patents around any outside original idea, and try
> to dilute and wear down the will of the outsider. This is, of course,
> on their home ground.
Thanks for the resources. The term I typically hear is 'defensive
patents', i.e. have so much garbage to wade through before getting to
the important patents that would-be patent crooks give up and go home.
It's the other side of the coin.