Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Stop the patent madness!

Federal Court Shuts Down Pay As You Go Wireless
"BCGI has been found guilty of infringing on pay-as-you-go wireless patents owned by Freedom Wireless. This heralds a farewell to Cingular's Go Phone and Sprint-Nextel's Boost services, both powered by BCGI.'"

I think it is insane that the patent office is letting people patent business models over technology. Stupid patent approvals are a major factor damaging US innovation. Good patents protect technical innovation, they aren't there to create monopolies around a function.