Friday March 09, 2012

On Patents: The Myth of the Sole Inventor

Mark Lemley has written a scholarly paper on patents and the myth that patents provide enough incentive for “lone geniuses” to keep innovating. It’s not a quick read, but it is thorough. And it touches so much of our industry.

Invention comes from a web of ideas and crazy experiments across many fields and involving many people. If you like this, you should also check out the Everything is a Remix series.

(via Concurring Opinions)