Re: Another Microsoft XML patent
* Rich Salz <rsalz@d...> [2005-06-07 10:22]: > James Fuller wrote: > >The patent application process becomes an effective barier to > >entry for the small innovators that they tout as the little guy > >that the patent office serves to protect. > > Does the UK rationale imply protecting the little guy? Neat, can you > post a link? In the US, for example, the Constitution just says > "To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for > limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their > espective writings and discoveries" Sorry, Rich. I wrote that. Whenever I hear a defense of the patent system I hear about the little guy, in anecdotes. -- Alan Gutierrez - alan@e... - http://engrm.com/blogometer/index.html - http://engrm.com/blogometer/rss.2.0.xml
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