Subject: Re: Examples needed against Soft Patents
From: Seth Johnson <seth.johnson@RealMeasures.dyndns.org>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 03:02:59 -0500


Simo Sorce wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 2004-12-30 at 19:13, Ben Tilly wrote:
> 
> The problem today is whether the fact that you get a patent (in software
> field) means you are making enough innovation to make it worth for the
> community not for the people that get the patent.
> 
> It is dead obvious that getting a monopoly is a big advantage for a
> single player. And it is dead obvious that it is an incentive to get
> more patents (more monopolies).


It really helps to simply state that not everything that's
innovative is patentable.


Seth



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