Oreilly: Bezos and O'Reilly Spearhead Call for Patent Reform
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 22 Feb 2009 12:14
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
That business method and software patents should have a much shorter lifespan than the current 17 years -- I would propose 3 to 5 years. This isn't like drug companies, which need long patent windows because of clinical testing, or like complicated physical processes, where you might have to tool up and build factories. Especially in the age of the Internet, a good software innovation can catch a lot of wind in 3 or 5 years.
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