Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Oct 2012 09:24 UTC
Legal The failing US patent system is getting ever more mainstream - The New York Times is running a long and details piece on the failings of the system, especially in relation to the technology industry most of us hold so dearly. Most of the stuff in there isn't new to us - but there's two things in the article I want to highlight.
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Can anyone justify such a system ?
by Lennie on Mon 8th Oct 2012 10:20 UTC
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"Last year, for the first time, spending by Apple and Google on patent lawsuits and unusually big-dollar patent purchases exceeded spending on research and development of new products, according to public filings."

This is obviously not the intent of the law and government.

The intent was that patents provide incentives to invent.

Edited 2012-10-08 10:20 UTC

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