OnlineOpinion: Time to rethink intellectual property laws?
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Date: 19 Feb 2009 15:00
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Summary:
Similarly, the act has led to a flood of “upstream” patents on basic scientific knowledge, leading to what some commentators describe as a virtually impenetrable “patent thicket” blocking small-scale inventors from marketing their products. For example, restrictive software patents limit further development and commercialisation in the field of information technology.
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