|Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, November 25 2012 @ 05:45 PM EST|
|It is actually about vested interests.|
Imagine you could wave a magic wand and come up with a patent system that
was effective, practical, rewarded innovation, did not artificially constrain
software industry, and basically did what a patent system is supposed to do.
Software developers wouldn't complain, so who would be the losers? The
lawyers, of course. The more dysfunctional the system, the more cases end up
in court and the more money they make. A good quality patent system
The system is badly broken. The issue is that for one interest group, this is a
problem, but for another it is a cash cow. This means that telling those who
are profiting from it that the system is broken is not going to win them over.
They know that already and are making a nice tidy profit out of it.
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