FinancialExpress: Patents are not necessary for innovation
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 21 Aug 2008 00:15
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
The objective of the patent system is to encourage innovation. Therefore, the question is whether patents are essential to promote innovation in the software industry? The fact is that most of the far-reaching innovations in the software industry happened well before software patents became common. Word processors, spreadsheets, databases, compilers, email, the world wide web, the fundamentals of modern operating systems, the graphical user interface were all developed before software became a patentable commodity in some countries.
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