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Infographic: "When Patents Attack!" from patent good to patent profiteering | Opensource.com
Infographic: "When Patents Attack!" from patent good to patent profiteering
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This week FrugalDad posted an infographic about how the patent system has reacted to the rapid pace of technology, inspired by the "When Patents Attack!" episode of NPR's This American Life.
As he writes in the graphic, patents were imagined as a way to "promote the progress of science and useful arts," but they've become a path to litigation instead. See how we went from "the right idea" (even the high-fiving robot arm) to "patent profitteers" and the "selfless innovator."