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October 18, 2007

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Richard Monson-Haefel

On the subject of the Patent Office, check out this article on how quotas for Patent Evaluators impacts the quality of patent review system. In short, patent examiners are rewarded for the volume of patents they review rather than the quality of their reviews.

"patent examiners surveyed by the GAO said the patent office's production quotas are one of the biggest reasons for quitting."

Here is a link to the article

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/07/AR2007100701199_pf.html

Nathan Conger

Sounds like you're enjoying Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon. If you haven't already, you should give opensuse 10.3 a try. It now includes a nice mechanism in download proprietary codecs and includes mp3 support in the standard distribution.

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