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Monday, June 6, 2005
 
Carmack on (Game) Software Patents
8:08 AM | Jesse Brauning | Comment on this story

Patents in the software industry... important tools or innovation killers? id's John Carmack has something to say on the issue recently on Slashdot.org.

In the majority of cases in software, patents effect independent invention. Get a dozen sharp programmers together, give them all a hard problem to work on, and a bunch of them will come up with solutions that would probably be patentable, and be similar enough that the first programmer to file the patent could sue the others for patent infringement.
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