Patents are bad

Says the President of the United States


The Register: Obama says patent trolls 'extort money', pledges reform

Says the inventor

"“we enjoy[ed] great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours.” (Benjamin Franklin) quoted in the Economist: Patents that kill

Says the economist


Professors Michele Boldrin and David Levine, at Washington University in St. Louis, argue that any patent system, no matter how well conceived, is bound to devolve into the kind of quagmire we're dealing with today.

Article on The Atlantic web site: The Case for Abolishing Patents (Yes, All of Them)

Says the high-tech CEO


On CNET: Amazon's Bezos: Patent suits 'might start to stifle innovation' (time for government to step in !)

Says the ITU (International Telecommunication Union)


"We are seeing an unwelcome trend in today's marketplace to use standards-essential patents to block markets" (Hamadoun Touré, ITU secretary-general)

Says the lawyer


On Forbes: If You Can't Innovate, Litigate, by David Balto, lawyer, former policy director for FTC bureau of competition.

Says the judge


The Register: Judge: Patent litigants behave like animals