A Patent Lie
Jun 11, 2007, 12:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy B. Lee)
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"Mr. Gates wrote his 1991 memo shortly after the courts began
allowing patents on software in the 1980s. At the time Microsoft
was a growing company challenging entrenched incumbents like I.B.M.
and Novell. It had only eight patents to its name. Recognizing the
threat to his company, Mr. Gates initiated an aggressive patenting
program. Today Microsoft holds more than 6,000 patents..."