Julie Samuels, a Senior Staff Attorney and the Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, focuses on intellectual property issues. Before joining EFF, she litigated IP and entertainment cases in Chicago.
Aharonian is the director of the Centre for Global Innovation and Patent Metrics. He is a leading lawyer in the field of software patents. Aharonian is a contributor for “Wired Magazine”.
James Bessen is a scholar who studies the economics of innovation and patents. He has also been a successful innovator and CEO of a software company. Currently, Bessen is Lecturer in Law at the Boston University School of Law and Fellow at the Berkman Center on Internet and Society at Harvard.
Patent trolls have broken the patent system. Six proposals for a reboot:
Our current patent system cannot be fixed; it must be abolished if we want to safeguard innovation and human development.
Software patents hinder innovation and foster litigation. If patent trolls continue to use them to their benefit, innovative companies like Facebook won’t stand a chance.