nts 2.0 - A new type of patent is needed

There are big problems with patents, especially software patents. It takes too long to get patent protection, particularly for fast-moving high-tech industries.

Lee A. Hollaar writes about IEEE-USA's proposal for a new type of intellectual property protection that is more limited (four years), but less costly. The protection would begin the first time the invention is introduced in commerce which should give the inventor time to establish a market and to apply for a conventional patent.

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Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.

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