August 12, 2011

For the Good of Tech: Fix Our Broken #Patent System Now!

I have this long-held belief that our patent system is broken. Maybe even unfixable. These days, there's a growing Greek chorus pointing out the same problems.

#Software code is often used as an offensive weapon (in every sense of 'offensive'), or as a shield against patent attacks. But I don't think you should be able to patent an algorithm or a problem-solving idea, any more than you can patent the phrase 'More tacos, please' or the idea of brushing your teeth exactly twice a day.

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