NewsForge: Patents in an Open Source World
Jul 27, 2004, 00:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lawrence Rosen)
"Does the dramatic increase in the number of software patents
portend a catastrophe for open source software?
"Some argue that the threat of patents is vastly overstated.
They point out that, while there are from time to time serious
assertions of software patents, patent litigation is in practice
very rare. This reflects both the high cost of such litigation and
the difficulty of winning..."