"The tax collection potential of a single patent can
reach over $1 billion. Further, exercising product blocking
judiciously can result in extra profits of many billions USD from
existing bearer sold products. [##]
"Remember, patents are issued on a first come first serve basis.
This means being an hour late is about 20 years too late.
"[Perfection is the enemy of the early bird in this case. We
recommend the applicant not worry about the statistical test if it
will cost him or her time writing the application.]
[##] As an aside, it has been observed in the field that simply
denying unfriendly individuals access to products they have worked
on independently for many years can also be a fairly rewarding
experience for a patent bearer."