Patents != innovation
Posted Oct 15, 2007 20:02 UTC (Mon) by sepreece
In reply to: Patents != innovation
Parent article: A visit from the trolls
I'm reasonably sure that the people who applied for this particular patent were, in fact, doing work that was actual innovation and that they were doing it because the company they worked for (Xerox) was willing to invest a lot in bringing smart people together to generate new ideas.
I generally don't think that that kind of investment is needed today in software, except in very narrow cases. I generally agree that software patents could be eliminated or radically curtailed without affecting innovation.
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