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)