Poll: Why hasn't patent reform become a bigger political issue?


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(3 votes)
Why hasn't patent reform (especially for software) become a bigger political issue before now?
As a subject, it's just too arcane
13.9% (19 votes)
People believe in and cherish the myth of the lone inventor
13.9% (19 votes)
The traditional view of patents is too deeply entrenched
7.3% (10 votes)
Powerful interests prefer the status quo
46% (63 votes)
The political system is dysfunctional
19% (26 votes)

With a recent op-ed in the Economist and a segment on NPR's Planet Money, it seems as if an awareness of the high cost of the outmoded, traditional patent system is finally creeping into the mainstream.

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