Saturday, February 25, 2006

Patently Absurd - Not Enough Sand!

I couldn’t agree more with Rob Pegoraro in the Post about patent law. The spreadsheet was never patented, luckily. I believe it would have set back the entire computer revolution that gave us great productivity gains. Ajaxian reported on a Patents Gone Wild about a patent for online rich media. While I believe we need to protect inventors, this has tipped to the absurd. People are taking speculative investments in lawyers pursuing patent blackmail instead of traditional venture capital. Bring on the sand!

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