“‘[A]ny transparency is better than what we have now,’ since companies accused of infringement often don’t know who is behind the patents-in-suit. And the lack of transparency can make it difficult for government regulators to identify bad behavior…[s]till…the USPTO could have done more. ’The patent office is asking for information at key moments, but those moments are too few and far between…[i]t leaves out a lot of critical time in the life of a patent. If transparency is the goal, more is needed. The real transparency question is: Where is the money flowing?’”
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