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The Judge in Apple v. Motorola Says the Patent System Is Broken

Which, of course. But this time it's coming from one of the most influential judges in the country, so it's worth taking note. Aside from the usual patent troll complaints, Judge Posner singles out an understaffed patent office (currently on a three-year backlog) and the difficulty of searching patent records. This won't fix anything, but it's a step towards the kind of reform techies have been pushing for years.

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