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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Posner on term length

Beautiful post on copyright/patent term lengths from Posner. One concept I think he leaves out is how much of a product's value results from any single patent. The recent Apple/Motorola decision seems wrongheaded in part because the shrink/swipe interface is only one aspect of the increased value of iOS. The proof is in the pudding: a single Apple device outsells an ecosystem of Android devices.