Techdirt: Apple's View On Patents Then And Now
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Date: 04 Feb 2009 18:32
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To make that point, we once highlighted two quotes from Microsoft execs at different times during the company's existence: Brad Smith, Microsoft general counsel, 2007: "Protection for software patents and other intellectual property is essential to maintaining the incentives that encourage and underwrite technological breakthroughs. In every industry, patents provide the legal foundation for innovation. The ensuing legal disputes may be messy, but protection is no less necessary, even so."
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