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Applicants paying for patent review

Red alert.png What this entry documents is not a solution.
This practice may be ineffective or useless in the long term.
ESP's position is that abolition of software patents is the only solution.

A suggestion for reforming the patent system is to require that patent submitters pay for evaluation of their application.

Pay per claim

In the USA, there is a surcharge to be paid for each claim after the 20th.[reference needed]

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External links

Two examples by FFII: