"Patents do not give protection to inventive small businesses
because they are impossible to enforce, an organisation claiming to
represent small technology companies has said.
"In an open letter (two-page/486KB PDF) to Government ministers,
the group said that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are
not able to take advantage of the protection offered by
""Some of your ... announcements demonstrate Whitehall's
continued ignorance of the real issues facing Britain's largest
group of innovators, SMEs," said the letter from the SME Innovation
Alliance (SMEIA) to Chancellor George Osborne and Business
Secretary Vince Cable."