Public Patent Foundation

The Public Patent Foundation is a US-based non-profit. They fight bad patents and bad patent policy. They argue that software patents are particularly bad and they use the legal system to have bad patents overturned, surrendered or rejected.

The Public Patent Foundation (“PUBPAT”) is a not-for-profit legal services organization that represents the public's interests against the harms caused by the patent system, particularly the harms caused by wrongly issued patents and unsound patent policy. PUBPAT provides the general public and specific persons or entities otherwise deprived of access to the system governing patents with representation, education and advocacy.-- from PubPat web site.

You can support this excellent and important advocacy by donating money, or time as a legal or technical expert.


From their page,

> Many patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are wrongly issued.

As far as I know, U.S. patents don't apply to Canada. Beyond the point that a U.S. producer wants a patent, and if they don't get it they stop. If they do get it they then go for matching patents in other countries. [Is there not an international patent body?]

Is there a Canadian organization, or equivalent, to support?

For example, clicking support, then partners, reveals, and, for example, the E.F.F.

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