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Study: Patent trolls cost a half a trillion dollars in "lost wealth"

http://www.h-online.com

Since 2004 that exploitation has increased, with litigation by NPEs rising from around 500 cases per year to 2600 in 2010.patent trolls

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Professor Ed Felten Becomes the FTC's First Chief Technologist

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With Felten on board, the FTC is uniquely positioned to deal with the myriad issues from the Roundtables in ways that protect consumer privacy without hampering innovation.

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Why can't free software lead to hardware innovation?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

In the past few years we've seen a lot of hardware-based innovation (or at the very least expansion). New products and markets have arisen built around hardware and its use. Smartphones, tablets, netbooks and gaming systems are all examples of markets that have expanded and some if not most of the products make use of free software.

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The Effects of Software Patent Policy on the Motivation and Innovation of FOSS

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The thesis of Marcus Manfred Dapp offers an explanation of why software patents are bad for Europe (and for any other continent/country for that matter)

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Tim Bray Asks Patent Lawyers to Find Something Better to Do After “Actively Damaging Society”

http://boycottnovell.com

Criticism of the patent system is increasing and abolishment too is being considered for what became a hindrance - not a facilitator - to science

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Recession's latest victim: U.S. innovation

http://money.cnn.com

U.S. innovation slowed this year for the first time in 13 years as the recession cut into budgets, and costs to protect inventions rose. The system is broken.. Pushing patents through the system is easier said than done: The decline in filings this year has brought to light a number of problems with the antiquated American patent system.

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We Don’t Really Want Innovation

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Innovation is one of those things we pretend to want and then complain when it happens. When the KDE team decided to innovate with plasma, all they got were heaps and heaps of criticism thrown at them. Now it appears that Gnome 3.0 is going to suffer the same fate.

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France begins IT research centre on innovation and free software

http://www.osor.eu

France's national computer science institute, Inria, says free software is essential to develop digital society. The institute is launching a research centre to focus on this type of software.

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IBM opens a Linux innovation center in Kazakhstan

http://venturebeat.com

IBM keeps pushing into emerging markets in an effort to encourage startups and technology adoption around the world. Today, it is announcing it has opened a Linux innovation center in Kazakhstan.

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It’s Official: Patents Stifle Innovation

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Scientific study supports what everyone already knows - that intellectual monopolies reduce pace of progress

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Xorg's X Window innovation - it's not ALL about the graphics (but there's quite a lot of it)

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

In my last article about Xorg, I touched upon several points that have been in a state of continual flux in Xorg. Here's a follow-up on that article, as it seems to have generated quite a lot of interest. However, I didn't expand much on some features and their implications, so I will do so here.

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We Put the "No" In Innovation!

http://www.linuxtoday.com

A general rule of marketing is "The more noise they make, the less they have to crow about." Who makes the most noise about "innovation"? I bet you can guess....

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Take that to the Open Source bank

http://www.itpro.co.uk

Think open source and you might think many things, but I doubt very much that banking will be towards the top of the list or even on the radar for that matter.

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Economists Say Copyright and Patent Laws Are Killing Innovation; Hurting Economy

http://www.newswise.com

Patent and copyright law are stifling innovation and threatening the global economy according to two economists at Washington University in St. Louis in a new book, Against Intellectual Monopoly.

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Ubuntu 'stagnation' is really innovation

http://news.cnet.com

Keir Thomas believes that Ubuntu and Mozilla Firefox have forgotten their core values in the rush to popularity. I can't agree.

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