ComputerWorldUK: The Economic Impact of Software Patents
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 12 Nov 2008 10:46
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Why is that important? Well, because independently of all the legal argy-bargy that software patents generate, the economics of software patents is unequivocal: they are a disaster. In aggregate, more money is spent litigating software patents than is earned through licensing them. Actually, that's not just for software: pharmaceutical patents are the only ones that can be justified on purely economic grounds – moral issues are quite another matter. In other words, software patents offer no economic benefit to the computer industry as a whole.
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