TIIP: Software patent myopia
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 22 Dec 2007 11:24
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Summary:
Some researchers have argued recently that worries about software patents are overblown. For example, Martin Campbell-Kelly asserts his thesis that “The anxieties expressed in the early 1990s about the effect patents would have on the software industry have not been realized.” What were these “anxieties”? Campbell-Kelly tells us, “Opponents of software patents argue that patent ‘thickets’ will necessarily impede the flow of new software products.”
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