Software Patents do not work

Some patent offices argue that the demand for patents justifies their granting Hartmut Pilch at Linuxtag 2000

Harmut Pilch: Is it really appropriate to make software patentable, without conducting a systematic study of the economical effects of such a change first.
Tauchert, DPMA: Absolutely. We don't need economic studies. The reality speaks for itself. The market already made its judgement. We receive every year thousands of applications for software patents and our patent system is profitable. It feeds without state subsidies 20 000 patent specialists.

Further readings:

Add a New Comment
or Sign in as Wikidot user
(will not be published)
- +