[ILUG] ILUG sends s/w patents briefing document to Irish MEPs
paul at clubi.ie
Fri Mar 18 09:47:02 GMT 2005
On Fri, 18 Mar 2005, Paul Jakma wrote:
> - that the granted term be shorter than traditional patents
> in recognition of the fact that software usually does not require
> massive capital investment (eg factories, tooling) to develop
Oops: s/develop/recoup the costs of development/
Patents are not meant alleviate the risk of spending money on
developing a crap idea - only the risk (if your idea is /good/) of
competitors copying it once it comes to market.
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie paul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
When does later become never?
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