The Madness of Software Patents

by Christopher Paul on August 22, 2012

When I started reading this guest post/email on Brad Feld’s website, I thought a particular line would be a good quote for a quick post. As I read further, I found another. And another. And a few more.

So my quick one or two line quote is turning into a message to just read the whole thing. Bring some tissues with you, though. It’s atrocious that people have to live with patent trolls. Just in case you don’t want to be bothered, here are some highlights:

Every three hours of legal advice costs the same as an on-shore customer service representative with benefits for a week.

A full legal defense could be my entire future Series A. And who is going to invest in that round when use of funds says “litigation”?

If your startup hasn’t been sued yet, don’t worry. You will.

I could copy and paste the whole thing.

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