Forbes: Roadblocks To Innovation
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 20 Mar 2008 14:55
Number of posts: 1
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In your study, you weigh data from 1984 through 1999. How has the landscape changed since then? Software patents, in particular, are performing even worse today. People thought that once the [U.S. Patent and Trademark Office] gained experience in these evaluating patents, then the quality would get better ... and the amount of [related] litigation would go down. It hasn't. We have no opinion on whether USP Office is doing better or worse, but we know for sure that the amount of software litigation has grown over time. The odds that a software patent will be litigated in the first four years of its life have gone up too.
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