Thought I should say something about the recent patent cases:
The patent system is broken, especially the US software patents. A system created to protect investments in innovation has turned upside down and become its adversary.
When US patents are granted for:
- “Touching a Touch Screen” (Apple, self-evident what you should use it for)
- ”Accessing a Server from a mobile” (Yahoo!, any computer driven device can do this)
- ”Clicking a button to view a result” (Blackboard, duh – I expect something to happen)
I have spoken against patents when; Apple was attacked, MS was attacked, Google was attacked, and I will speak against them now.
We, the consumers, have all lost out over the last week!
Or, should I say the US consumers, as most of the patents in question are void in the rest of the world, but it will impact us by proxy…