Patents Are Useless?

from the ideas-are-cheap dept

Patents are supposed to create an environment that encourages innovation, right? But what happens when a legal decision doesn’t protect your company from copycats? It could possibly affect all patents, but it probably won’t. I don’t think patents serve the purpose for which they were originally created anyway. For small companies, patents are just a marketing gimmick. For large companies, patents can be bought and sold quicker than the time it took to ‘innovate’ them into existence. Are inventors really motivated by the protection patents supposedly provide?

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