Post-Nortel: tech giants discover the value of patents

23 07 2011

With the sale of the Nortel patent portfolio reaching billions of dollars (see previous post) big role players in the technology industry are apparently beginning to appreciate the value that can be derived from protecting their IP…..read more about it here……

It is interesting to note that the previous harsh critcism voiced against the software patenting concept and the patenting system by some of the big role players in the industry may have been nothing more than a  cover-up for their own shortcomings in this area…. The value of the software patent (over conventional forms of protection copyright) is also discussed… I think the author Nathan Myhrvold is a voice of reason in a sea of oblivion with this one and the tech companies that are now scrambling to get their ideas protected are starting to listen in at the right wavelength…..