Bloomberg: “Inventors Torch Patents Outside PTO, Decry Review Process”

About a dozen inventors in town for a conference set their patents aflame in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office headquarters Aug. 11 to protest what they called an unfair administrative system for invalidating patents. The passage of the America Invents Act of 2011, a sweeping overhaul of U.S. patent law, led to the creation of administrative patent …