U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 10-08-2012, 06:35 PM
15,924 posts, read 16,938,576 times
Reputation: 7628


Interesting article on why innovation has become a dying thing in America.......

Mr. Phillips and Vlingo are among the thousands of executives and companies caught in a software patent system that federal judges, economists, policy makers and technology executives say is so flawed that it often stymies innovation.

Alongside the impressive technological advances of the last two decades, they argue, a pall has descended: the marketplace for new ideas has been corrupted by software patents used as destructive weapons.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 10-08-2012, 08:50 PM
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
16,949 posts, read 51,654,400 times
Reputation: 27966
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2012, 01:23 PM
Location: Londonderry, NH
41,505 posts, read 49,813,579 times
Reputation: 24555
I have created several things that might have been very useful but I have never had enough money to even consider the Patent process. The patent system is being used to stifle new inventions because they might threaten the existing economic powers that be.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-17-2012, 03:06 PM
477 posts, read 410,180 times
Reputation: 951
This is a system that needs to be reformed. Aside from finding a way to get rid of "patent trolls", having a system whereby the loser in patent lawsuits pays the legal fees of the winner will prevent larger corporations from waging wars of attrition on small firms by launching multiple suits of questionable merit against them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top