Y2K Patent Pay-up

NPR's Elaine Korry reports that a software engineer in southern California has patented a simple Y2K fix, which he says saved companies a fortune in computer repairs. Bruce Dickens now wants those companies to pay him royalties, but many are questioning whether Dicken's patent was properly issued in the first place. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is now reconsidering if the patent is valid.



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