Aug 11, 2011

The patent system isn’t broken - we are

The patent system isn’t broken — we are | This is my next...

very interesting (and long) read on patents. Letting patents only be valid for 3-5 years would be nice. But doesn't it (from time to time at least) take longer for a patent to be granted than that? I think I heard of patents where it took 7 years? In my opinion thats a bigger problem as times move fast. If a system can be used for 7 years and suddenly you got to pay license fees, thats bad, very bad. Also I think within 7 years its likely that someone else comes up with the same thing. Anyway, right now its a bad situation no matter which way you turn it. It needs to change, hopefully soon ...

Update: more on that:
ignore the code: It's Broken.