“Google’s public policy director today said software patents are failing to promote innovation, and that patent lawsuits are hurting consumers,” Jon Brodkin reports for Ars Technica. “But it would be hard to argue Google is doing much to end the patent wars. Only three days ago, Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility sued Apple and demanded an import ban on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.”
“Google’s director of public policy Pablo Chavez said ‘One thing that we are very seriously taking a look at is the question of software patents, and whether in fact the patent system as it currently exists is the right system to incent innovation and really promote consumer-friendly policies,'” Brodkin reports. “Chavez also said ‘We think that these patent wars are not helpful to consumers… They’re not helpful to the marketplace. They’re not helpful to innovation.'”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]
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