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Antoine Amarilli
France 4 years 1 month ago
Benjamin Bach Programmer Copenhagen
Denmark 4 years 1 month ago
Stuart Ussher Student Rotorua
New Zealand 4 years 1 month ago
Damien Desfontaines Student Paris
France 4 years 1 month ago
Brian Kelly Limerick
Ireland Patents are useful for areas such as drug discovery where billions is spent in order to find one useful molecule. Useful code can be written at a fraction of the cost, or no cost at all. Patenting code stifles innovation, is far too general and goes way too far. Software copyright should not exist 4 years 1 month ago
Andrew Nichols Systems Administrator Seattle
WA
United States 20 years is too long for software. At the rate of innovation today, holding onto a software technology that long only stifles innovation and prevents the public from benefiting. 4 years 1 month ago
Eliljah Lynn Web developer Flemington
NJ
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Brent Rowland CTO Port Townsend
WA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Peter Welinder
United States 4 years 1 month ago
John Lettman Systems Administrator, Inventor, and Programmer West Grove
PA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Jacob Pack View Co-Founder Winder
GA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Jacob Pack View Co-Founder Winder
GA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Benjamin Klemencic COO Vienna
Austria Act globally 4 years 1 month ago
Thomas Aschemann Student Worker Carterville
IL
United States I would say that people shouldn't be able to sell patents either. If a company goes out of business or a person dies, the patents should go to the public domain. 4 years 1 month ago
Tom Jagi Sunnyvale
CA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Marcus Botticello Concord
NH
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Mike Caldwell Software Engineer Sandy
UT
United States Software patents definitely do not promote the progress of software science. 4 years 1 month ago
Michael Wood VP Product Management Broadway
United States Treble damages should be assessed and applied as a fine to trolls engaging in copyfraud, attempted censorship, and/or attacks on free speech 4 years 1 month ago
Noah Orlando New York
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Ian Cornwall IT Director Pullman
WA
United States All of the patent wars currently going on are a waste of resources. Resources that could be used for innovation. 4 years 1 month ago
Jérémie Nevin Nancy
France 4 years 1 month ago
John Colagioia Software Engineer, Adjunct Professor Huntington
NY
United States Please remember that the purpose of the Patent Office is to educate the citizenry and advance technology, not guarantee revenue to inventors, and certainly not to prevent innovators from going into business for fear of violating some business process patent that describes common practice for decades. 4 years 1 month ago
Jeffrey Neitzel Developer / Sysadmin
United States As a developer, enthusiast, and user of open-source software, I feel that the current state of the patent system is deeply flawed. It must be fixed. 4 years 1 month ago
Luiz Souza Systems' Analyst Manaus
Brazil 4 years 1 month ago
Richard Raseley Systems Engineer Seattle
WA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Brit Butler Software Engineer Atlanta
GA
United States I wholeheartedly endorse the restraint of software patents to promote greater innovation in the fields of Software and Technology. 4 years 1 month ago
Francesco Nacinovich Software Developer Gex
France 4 years 1 month ago
John O'Neill software engineer San Francisco
CA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Conor Porteous School Moffat
United Kingdom Seems like a great idea! Innovation is needed in this world! 4 years 1 month ago
Brandon Rusnak Web Developer
United States 4 years 1 month ago
William Phillips retired software engineer Richmond Hill
NY
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Dylan Dreckshage Wobbily Missoula
MT
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Christine Larson Bartender Las Vegas
United States This an important initiative. 4 years 1 month ago
Jacob Mabe
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Tom Backstrom researcher Nuremberg
Germany 4 years 1 month ago
Jean Mertz Business owner Maastricht
Netherlands Not a US citizen, but patents are a global problem. You have my vote. 4 years 1 month ago
jean-paul Anceaux
Netherlands 4 years 1 month ago
Joel Johnson Jackson
TN
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Maneesh Pangasa Yuma
AZ
United States "TO PROMOTE THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE AND USEFUL ARTS" - U.S. Constitution, on the justification for patents By the way the DMCA should be revised to enable legal circumvention of technologies with crippling DRM. Some companies use DRM to restrict what a product can do and even remove features from a product via firmware upgrades. Apple is one such company that is defective by design. When Palm Inc. tried to make their Pre smartphone sync with iTunes Apple deliberately changed iTunes protocols to break compatibility and only disclosed the fact an iTunes software update can break such compatibility in fine print of iTunes End User Licensing Agreement. Apple made their own software less useful just to enforce lock-in. on their hardware products like the iPod, iPad and iPhone. Apple uses proprietary DRM to protect videos sold thru its iTunes Store which they also used to protect digital music sold by them until they got record labels to agree to sell DRM free tracks and unveiled iTunes Plus. Sony or $ony is also defective by design. They used a firmware update on the PS3 that's required for PS3 users to be able to continue using the online Play Station Network service to disable backwards compatibility for PS1 and PS2 games and to remove the Other OS fearture for running Linux on a PS3. Civil liberties groups, academics, innovators, and Internet users team up to address the broken patent system. Patents are supposed to foster innovation, but modern software patents have been turned against inventors. 4 years 1 month ago
Adam Lerner Boulder
CO
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Tomas Luis Palma de Mallorca
Spain 4 years 1 month ago
mark Aberdour head of open source Brighton
United Kingdom 4 years 1 month ago
Daniel Yokomizo Programmer São Paulo
Brazil 4 years 1 month ago
Robert Polenius Andersson None Finspång
Sweden None 4 years 1 month ago
Joshua Shagam senior software engineer San Francisco
CA
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Cary Dunn CTO Santa Barbara
United States 4 years 1 month ago
Dave Ryan code/photo/beats Dublin
Ireland 4 years 1 month ago
Jedidiah Hurt Web Developer Twin Falls
ID
United States I have a long-held dream to pursue a career in indie software development, but have come to realize that it would be nearly impossible to write an app that didn't infringe myriad patents. The insecurity of knowing that my business could be swallowed up in litigation, and likely would be had I any succes, has kept me from pursuing this dream. 4 years 1 month ago
Typhon Freeman Creative Destroyer New York
NY
United States While some of these points seem a little extreme; Congress should consider that our most innovative and high growth industry (the IT sector) in fact considers patents a burden to be shouldered rather than an driver of growth. Something is wrong and a conversation needs to be had. 4 years 1 month ago
Jacob Stinnett Software Engineer Austin
TX
United States 4 years 1 month ago

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