quote: Quality of work is second to Quantity.
quote: That is the quote for just about all government offices that deal directly with the public.
quote: This in itself is prone to disagreements mainly because the length of time spent researching means many companies have the same design on their drawing boards so first in gets the prize when often the later entry really gets the science right but is restricted by the early entrant. This means often we all lose out.
quote: As I see it the four big problems with patents is the length of time the protection lasts
quote: the time taken to process the application and the actual cost of application and defence