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One of the weaknesses of the current patent system is the lack of international consensus and the very high cost of getting a patent recognized in multiple jurisdictions. Is anything coming down the pipe anytime soon for international reform? Is reform even on the table, perhaps behind Japanese whaling on the priority list?

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Some people would argue the opposite; that it is too cheap and easy to apply for patents -- any patent worth while can easily be filed in one jurisdiction and filed in a next jurisdiction claiming priority date from the first. –  Soren Aug 5 at 11:23

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