Sources: Rep. Blake Farenthold, Vermont AG
quote: Big electronics companies like Apple, Inc. (AAPL) are patenting things like "rectangular body with curved edges"
quote: Further, Amber Cite reports that the patents appear to be predated by dozens of near-identical patents.
quote: Genomic patents are in even worse shape than technology patents. (Companies *own* your genes)
quote: The Patent Office is entirely subjective. All a company needs is one person who is slightly biased towards them and viola.
quote: ... In order to patent an invention, the applicant should be required to show that the invention is either something genuinely revolutionary or something that required a significant investment...