IPCom's $2B Lawsuit Against Apple Dismissed
Top message: Part of Research and Development. by Slammer
Replying to: Re: Part of Research and Development. by DarkStar
Re: Part of Research and Development.
Many years ago, patent applications had to have a conceptual design along with a working embodiment to present in order to complete the application process. It appears now days, I can put my idea on a piece of paper, fold it into a paper airplane and throw it throught the patent office window while driving to work and then be presented with approval.
On the other scope of things, many physicists, scientists and engineers feel there should be no patents on software. I'm not sure where I stand on this. But, software could be considered a borderline essential patent due to the encompassing advancements everyday. Someone should definitely make money on the advancement they discovered but it should not be contained for the sake of ransom or limited availability. Software is crucial for all evolutionary technology. To supress it to one entity, would limit the innovation due to control.
Just my opinion.
- Re: Part of Research and Development. by Versed