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[ NNSquad ] Top judge: ditching software patents a "bad solution"

Top judge: ditching software patents a "bad solution"

http://j.mp/KV8TAp  (ars technica)

    Judge Michel seemed unaware of the depth of the software industry's
    dissatisfaction with the patent system. He suggested the patent
    system's critics were relatively marginal figures not representative
    of the views of the broader technology industry. And he didn't seem to
    understand the dynamics of the patent arms race currently affecting
    the software industry.  "If software is less dependent on patents,
    fine then. Let software use patents less as they choose," Michel said.
    "If other industries are terribly dependent on patents, then let's not
    wreck the system just because software people are unhappy."

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On balance, I'd ditch software patents from the system in a heartbeat.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
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