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

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Brian J. Love

Santa Clara University School of Law

Date Written: May 13, 2013

Abstract

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

Love, Brian J., No: Software Patents Don't Spur Innovation, but Impede It (May 13, 2013). Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2013, at R2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2278972

Brian J. Love (Contact Author)

Santa Clara University School of Law ( email )

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States

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