Reply to post: Re: Court Costs

US judge lobs antivirus patents back to Hell

Tom 13

Re: Court Costs

Except as an office of the government, the USPTO is immune to being sued unless it allows it, so IV gets stuck with the bill.

Not that I have a problem with IV having to foot the bill mind you. It's just that while I appreciate the desire to inflict some pain on the idiots at the USPTO, it won't work. I mean, even if they allow themselves to be sued, it's not like the idiot who approved the patent will have to pay from it out of his own pocket. No, it would be the taxpayers paying it via higher taxes.

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