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Why software patents won’t be voided anytime soon

Tom Insam on why calls to invalidate software patents will continue to go unheeded:

So, with lots of handwaving, we can argue that this petition is asking the US government to unilaterally destroy $100bn worth of corporate-held property.

It’s always politically difficult to take valuable things from people who have the means to defend their right to keep them.

1 Comment

  1. Don’t all those patents evaporate in an average of 10 years anyway? Perhaps it would be possible to stop issuing and also adjust the litigation extravagances.

    Not likely, of course.

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