CNET News: Patent Problems Pester Penguin
Aug 06, 2004, 03:15 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Ravicher)
"The patent system is in crisis--something the former Patent and
Trademark Office director himself acknowledged just last year. The
system is supposed to encourage technological innovation. Instead,
it rewards those who have the knowledge and resources to work it to
their advantage. Although many are beginning to recognize the
problem, not enough is being done to fix the broken system--to the
detriment of software users.
"Most of the free and open-source software community has long
known all about this..."