It's Time for Patent Reform

Companies should focus on better ideas and work with Congress and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to fix the system

If you follow the headlines, you may already know that the U.S. Supreme Court will rule shortly in a case that's likely to have big implications for everyone affected by patents. At issue in the case is whether an idea is too obvious to be patented. This may seem esoteric, but intellectual-property issues are striking closer to home for many people and point to the need for patent reform.

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