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Attacking patents - an honorable endeavour?

Patents are great: they allow innovative enterprises and inventors a limited time market monopoly for their products by providing an effective protection from imitation. The patent system is in place in order to reward state of the art ideas and R&D accomplishments, serving the greater good of technological progress.
Recently however, more and more patents are being wrongly issued, the technology in question being neither new nor inventive. Stemming from an attitude oblivious or even opposed to the greater good of technology advancement, this development is technically based on the fact that vital knowledge is increasingly distributed in a global and decentralized manner. The standardized processes patent officials go through before issuing a patent do not take this into account, resulting in patent examinations that often do not consider all relevant sources and ultimately in an increasing number of wrongly issued patents.     
In theory, older and less accessible documents, including dusty dissertations in Ukrainian libraries, Taiwanese professional journals as well as product catalogues of competing companies, should also be checked before a patent is granted. However, patent examiners in patent offices lack human resources as well as the technological means to be able to consider these sources in its entirety.
The resulting, wrongly granted patents undermine the positive intention of the patent system. They seriously impede the freedom-to-operate of many technology-oriented companies, which in turn are vitally interested in information to help them 'disable' illegitimately limiting patents. By providing access to globally distributed knowledge, BluePatent helps those companies and at the same time helps improve the quality of existing patents and intellectual property rights.