Archive for August, 2007

Patents-Innovation Debate: The War Goes On

I got a taste of things to come just after I’d posted my observations ‘The Patent-Innovation Circle of Progress’. Many of my friends in the profession called up to express their opinions, one side or the other. My follow-up post ‘Patents Lead to Breakthroughs in Medical Technology’ generated even more heat, although you’ll notice that I was just quoting from pre... Read More

Patents Lead to Breakthroughs in Medical Technology

After reading my post ‘The Patent-Innovation Circle of Progress’, many of my friends called me up to express their opinions, for or against. After hearing all sorts of views, I’d like to point out here that I hadn’t drawn any inferences in my post; I simply made an observation based on a couple of quotes in an article in But whether or not everyone agrees that pate... Read More