Groklaw: Patents–An Alternative View

“Almost everyone agrees that the current patent system isn’t
working well, but the question is, what do we do about it?

“I received an email from Craig A. James, a software architect,
who wishes to express an alternative view on patents. Because he
believes it is unrealistic to ask that there be no software
patents, he suggests alternatives. His reform proposals make so
much sense I am happy to publish his article…”