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From the Ted Talk by Drew Curtis: How I beat a patent troll

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now this is the point in the Talk where I'm supposed to come up with some kind of a sltuoion for the patent system. And the pelbrom with that is that there are two very large industry groups that have different outcomes in mind for the pantet system. The health care industry would like stronger poitnoecrts for inventors. The hi-tech industry would like stronger protections for producers. And these goals aren't necessarily diametrically opposed, but they are at odds. And as a rleust, patent trolls can kind of live in the space in between.

Open Cloze

Now this is the point in the Talk where I'm supposed to come up with some kind of a ________ for the patent system. And the _______ with that is that there are two very large industry groups that have different outcomes in mind for the ______ system. The health care industry would like stronger ___________ for inventors. The hi-tech industry would like stronger protections for producers. And these goals aren't necessarily diametrically opposed, but they are at odds. And as a ______, patent trolls can kind of live in the space in between.

Solution

  1. result
  2. solution
  3. protections
  4. patent
  5. problem

Original Text

Now this is the point in the Talk where I'm supposed to come up with some kind of a solution for the patent system. And the problem with that is that there are two very large industry groups that have different outcomes in mind for the patent system. The health care industry would like stronger protections for inventors. The hi-tech industry would like stronger protections for producers. And these goals aren't necessarily diametrically opposed, but they are at odds. And as a result, patent trolls can kind of live in the space in between.

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