Posted Oct 8, 2012 21:19 UTC (Mon) by man_ls
Parent article: The Patent, Used as a Sword (New York Times)
This state of affairs can be seen as good by some people: lawyers, stockholders in large companies, patent office employees and perhaps lawmakers. As long as the set of people that benefit is more powerful (or better organized) than those who stand to lose, the status quo will not change.
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