Wary of ‘comprehensive’ patent reform


By The Washington Times

Compromise and a willingness to put partisan and ideological interests aside in the name of the common good nearly always sounds good. But it’s wise to be wary. “The common good” is often good mostly for the clever, the selfish and those with the best lawyers and brightest lobbyists.

“Comprehensive reform,” for an example, requires bipartisan consensus to win public, congressional and presidential approval. If such legislation is pushed too far, too fast, through Congress it creates more problems than it solves.

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