Tonight, I signed up for the Santa Clara University conference Solutions to the Software Patent Problem, which is premised on the idea software patents are a problem, and asks what should be done. Whether or not you agree with the premise, I think it is a good to listen to what this group has to say.
Wired has published two of the speakers' opinions in The Patent Fix series: Richard Stallman, founder of GNU and the Free Software Foundation, and Stanford professor Mark Lemley:
Stallman, Let's Limit the Effect of Software Patents, Since We Can't Eliminate Them
Lemley, Let's Go Back to Patenting the 'Solution,' Not the 'Problem'
If you wish to register to attend the Solutions to the Software Patent Problem conference, here's the link. It will be held at the Locatelli Center, Santa Clara University, 8:45 am - 5:30 pm.
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