Actually, he was offering an alternative ...
Posted Sep 18, 2006 20:29 UTC (Mon) by josh_stern
In reply to: Actually, he was offering an alternative ...
Parent article: Prior art won't solve the software patent problem (NewsForge)
When I wrote "Making "1" no longer true by lobbying for change in the incentive structure of the patent office might be a more approachable goal than getting rid of software patents all together", what I had in mind was less than getting rid of software patents - more like making it so that the patent office performance was evaluated at least equally if they turn down a patent as grant it and that they go about their business in like conservative doctors with the motto "first do no harm".
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