No: Software Patents Don't Spur Innovation, but Impede It
Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2013, at R2
2 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2013 Last revised: 17 Jun 2013
Date Written: May 13, 2013
One half of a “Journal Reports” debate titled “Should Patents Be Awarded to Software?” The full debate, including this essay and an opposing one by Martin Goetz, is available via the Wall Street Journal's website/archives.
Keywords: software patents, patent troll, NPE, PAE, PME, Apple, Google, Microsoft
JEL Classification: O31, O34
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation