Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Intellectual Property Battles Dominated 2012 Tech World, Writes Jim Kerstetter at CNET News

For the tech world, 2012 was:

A year of patents, mobile fights, and one big IPO,
but, as written by Jim Kerstetter at CNET News,
"nothing dominated the news like the fight over intellectual property".
Kerstetter writes inter alia:
"... one story dominated them all this year: the U.S. patent system.

... why are people so upset?

... It's because we all finally know what patents mean and how easily the process can be abused.

... We saw how patents can affect the technology we use... and we didn't like it."
Read the whole thing.
It is a nicely written article on this vexing topic.

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