"The casual observer could be excused for believing that
litigation and teams of lawyers were the largest part of technical
innovation in the computing industries, such has been the part
played by ltigation and threats of litigation around patents,
copyrights and trademarks during recent years.
"Unfortunately, litigation has become a highly profitable way of
doing business. Big money can be made for a relatively small outlay
and litigation predicated around the 'ownership' of ideas, patents
and copyrights requires minimal investment in staff, research,
manufacture or the trading of hard goods..."