Actually, he was offering an alternative ...
Posted Sep 19, 2006 0:54 UTC (Tue) by drag
In reply to: Actually, he was offering an alternative ...
Parent article: Prior art won't solve the software patent problem (NewsForge)
My point is that prior art simply isn't going to be effective. That's all.
Is there any statistics on how successfull a 'prior art' defense in a lawsuit is?
That is something I am VERY curious about. I've heard that is very difficult and that almost invariably the judge is going to side against you if there is any gray area.
I think that it's to the point were devoting a lot of time and effort to it is pretty much pointless. Energies may be better spent in educating the public and making the case known that software patents are a threat to the growth of small and medium businesses and is to the point were it's stunting technological growth.
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