software patents article
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)