August 16, 2011

Innovation and #Google ’s Attack on the #Patent System

An online debate has exploded around Google’s complaint that patent-owners are attempting to limit Google’s ability to innovate by unfairly limiting Google’s use of other companies’ intellectual property. Google does not appear to be disputing who owns the patents, but appears to be arguing that these patents, and the patent system more broadly, may be harming innovation and therefore harming consumers beyond any value that the patent system creates.

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