House to Vote by Week's End on Bill Barring Tax Patents ($).
Only new tax patents would be affected. The House version may protect 160 pending tax patents, the Senate version did not. So the two bills will have to be reconciled.
Here's the proposition. I know of a legal way for you to cut your taxes by $100, but before you do it you have to pay me $25 because I thought of it before you did. Why would we ever allow this? Why would courts enforce my claim? Worse, once this idiocy has been identified, why would it take so many years to undo it?