Techdirt: You Shouldn't Have To Hire A Patent Lawyer Before You Can Innovate
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 18 Jan 2009 10:51
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
If our current patent system isn't living up to that standard, the solution isn't to come up with ever-more-complex legal doctrines trying to separate the "good" vague patents from the bad ones. Rather, the solution is to restrict patenting to those fields where it's possible to make things clear and predictable. If that's not possible in some industry (and I suspect it's not in software), then that's a sign that patents aren't an effective way to promote innovation in that industry.
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