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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but then why only those working on sw shall be degraded to second class industrial world citizen and deserve lesser consideration than their colleagues from other fields, just because they happeen to use a keyboard?

FYI: SW engineers enjoy the broadest level of protections of all engineering fields. Today it's both copyright and patents. In addition to being able to apply for patents for concepts and vague descriptions of "inventions". In addition to application of the laws of nature. Imagine if BMW would hold a patent on fuel burn rate calculation(direct application of laws of physics) in the internal combustion engine? Yet, you were implying in your other comment that you should be able to get a patent on a similar thing by being a software engineer.

I'm sorry to say, but you are an overpriveledged ****.

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