Does Software Patent Stifle Innovation?


Of late patents around mobile technologies have been in the news. Four high profile news items are (1) Oracle suing Google for java patent violation, (2) Apple and Samsung fighting each other in different parts of the world, Microsoft, Apple, Rim and others jointly buying Nortel patent library for $4.5 billion and (4) Google buys … Continue reading

Kindle Fire, Google and Patent Dispute


Every analyst is discussing how Amazon’s Kindle Fire going to affect Apple. They are discussing, why it is going to be the first real competition for iPad – how at US$ 199, it is a killer pricing – Why Apple might launch a 7 inch rival – Why 7 inch is not a viable Tablet … Continue reading

ABC of Patenting – why, what and how


“No more than 1 in every 100 patent earns enough to pay back development cost and patent fees. About 1 in 500 makes any money above its out-of-pocket costs.” – Peter F. Drucker in Innovation and Entrepreneurship If this is true then why do so many people file patent application? There are about 200,000 patents … Continue reading