software patents article

by havoc

A
nice article
in the New York Times on software patents. I hadn’t
seen the comparison to pharmaceutical companies before: software
companies are getting one patent per $500,000 in R&D costs, while
pharmaceutical companies are getting one patent per several hundred
million in R&D costs. Seems like a good illustration of the problem
that would make sense even to a nontechnical audience.

(This post was originally found at http://log.ometer.com/2005-07.html#31)

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