"Frank Peelo" said:
> Anyone know of a website somewhere that lists instances of patent
> holders losing out in this way? Or a site listing other abuses, ie
> instances where patents are used to stifle progress or whatever free
> market stuff Mary Harney would be expected to be in favour of?
http://www.linux.ie/patents/VoicesAgainstSWPatents links to
http://petition.eurolinux.org/reference/economy.html, which says:
Sequential Innovation, Patents and Imitation - James Bessen, Eric Maskin.
MIT and Harvard.
This article introduces a dynamic model more suited to sequential
innovation as it exists in such industries as software, micro-electronics.
It shows that broad and strong patent policies tend to reduce innovation.
A statistical analysis of innovation in the software industry tends to
confirm this model.
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