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February 25, 2009

The Software Patent Cultural Gulf

At a recent Brookings Institute conference entitled, "The Limits of Abstract Patents in an Intangible Economy," lawyers and technologists met to discuss issues related to patents in the software industry. According to an article on techdirt.com, there was a 'cultural gulf' between the participants, with patent attorneys and law professors supporting the system of patents on software, and techies speaking out against it.  For some hypotheses about why this gulf exists, see the article. For my own views on the topic, just wait a while longer until The Genie in the Machine is published.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at February 25, 2009 4:06 PM
category: Software Patents

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