An afternoon among the patent lawyers
Posted Mar 21, 2009 19:45 UTC (Sat) by gerv
Parent article: An afternoon among the patent lawyers
It should come as little surprise that a panel full of patent lawyers turns out to be supportive of the idea of software patents.
Although the editor's record of the discussion doesn't seem to reflect that summary. A lot of people seemed to have a lot negative to say about patents.
The point about using the level of inadvertent infringement as a measure of the amount the patent system promotes innovation is really powerful. The anti-patent lobby should add that argument to their arsenal. If lots of people are being sued for independent inventions, it's a really good indicator that the law is restricting rather than enabling innovation.
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