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Applicants paying for patent review

What this article documents is not a solution.
For information of the risks of putting too much work into these, see duds and non-solutions. See also: Abolition 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: