Big companies that should be focused on inventing the next great thing are instead spending billions of dollars buying up patents and suing each other. Small companies have to worry that someone with some random patent is going to sue them and shut them down.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Are Software patents a tax on innovation?
good episode from Planet Money that is making me rethink my opposition to government subsidies to NPR. Highlights a hold-up problem with software patents: