Jaketolbert: Software Patents Are Bogus
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 17 Mar 2009 14:06
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
I don’t think all SW patents are bogus, just the ones that make the news. I think just like in other areas, there are definitely some intellectual properties within software that are worth protecting, and not the right of everyone else. I was a patent examiner for GUI’s in 2002-2003, and it helped me get started as an out-of-college grad during the last recession. I definitely saw a lot of crap trying to get passed by IBM, Microsoft, (everyone with plenty of $ to pay lawyers, etc), but I also saw a lot of novel stuff that was pretty cool which would be unfortunate to have been deemed unpatentable, and cause research dollars to go to waste, because competitors could copy it so easily.
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