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By Vinnie Mirchandani on May 8, 2010
While my book is not specifically about patents, a book that focuses on innovation and grand challenges would be remiss to not point what a “grand challenge” it would be fix our patent system. Some excerpts about patents from The New Polymath The Wall Street Journal in an editorial summarized the mess the patent system [...]
By Bob Warfield on May 8, 2010
Software patents are a disaster for innovation. The system is asymmetrical, in the sense that it is very expensive to defend against a patent suit. At the same time, it is very easy to get a patent on almost anything, including things people have no business getting patents on. I have a friend who was [...]