Patent Truth Blog: Assault On Patents For Software Is Assault On All Patents, by Joseph Schuman
This post originally appeared in the Patent Truth Blog on October 19, 2015.
First they came for the software patents, and I did not speak out — because I was not a software engineer.
Then they came for the university patents, and I did not speak out — because I was not a university and couldn’t be bothered to remember the innumerable medical cures and technological wonders created and brought to market thanks to licensing-funded university research.
Then they came for the biotechnology patents, and I did not speak out — because, honestly, I was a liberal arts major and really don’t understand that stuff.
Then they came for standard-essential patents, and I did not speak out – because I take for granted interoperability and the comfort of knowing all my devices will always work with ever-improving Wi-Fi or cellular connections or the next transformative technology that comes along. I mean, why wouldn’t it?