If A Patent Is A Monopoly, Then A Patent Pool Is A Cartel

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Besides, the idea that patent holders will offer up their patents to be
    pooled gives the lie to the claim that patents are supposed to be an
    incentive to innovation, right?

    <http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20101028/09595211635/why-the-answer-to-the-smartphone-patent-thicket-is-not-a-patent-pool.shtml>
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Oct 29, 2010
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  2. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Gordon Guest

    On 2010-10-29, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <_zealand> wrote:
    > Besides, the idea that patent holders will offer up their patents to be
    > pooled gives the lie to the claim that patents are supposed to be an
    > incentive to innovation, right?
    >
    ><http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20101028/09595211635/why-the-answer-to-the-smartphone-patent-thicket-is-not-a-patent-pool.shtml>


    Patents are so 19th century. Nevermore so than where software is concerned.

    Not only is the law an ass, it is also behind it
     
    Gordon, Oct 31, 2010
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