TechDirt: BW's Facts-be-Damned Defense Of Software Patents
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 21 Nov 2007 11:24
Number of posts: 1
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It's not surprising, of course, to find out that the piece was penned by a patent attorney -- hardly an unbiased source in the matter. He also makes other mistakes and incorrect assumptions about why people dislike software patents. It's not just because most people find the patents obvious in hindsight (as he suggests), but because people understand that innovation is an ongoing process of building on the ideas of others -- and blocking off simple ideas with patents makes it nearly impossible to continue that process.
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