See the original article at the EFF in
EFF Patent Project Gets Half-Million-Dollar Boost from Mark Cuban and 'Notch'
Entrepreneur Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, is quoted as saying that:
"The current state of patents and patent litigation in this country is shameful. Silly patent lawsuits force prices to go up while competition and innovation suffer. "Game developer Markus "Notch" Persson is quoted as saying:
"New games and other technological tools come from improving on old things and making them better – an iterative process that the current patent environment could shut down entirely."Recall that LawPundit started posting about the need for patent reform nearly 10 years ago!
Perhaps obvious things require an incubation period in the academic community which often seems to lag far behind actual developments, not just in the law.