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Studies on economics and innovation

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Numerous studies have shown that software patents are bad for innovation and national economies. Here's a collection of evidence.

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en.swpat.org articles

Articles generally contain quotes and excerpts.

All studies

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2004

2003

  • Matthew Broersma: "Developers gather to protest patents" (CNET, April 28, 2003), which said or is used to support somebody saying: "United States, where such patents are allowed, large corporations such as IBM routinely stockpile patents to be used against competitors--usually to the detriment of smaller companies"

1999

  • Kevin G. Rivette & David Kline: "Surviving a War With Patents" (UpsideToday v. 10.12.1999), which is used to support the claim that "patents can be used to delay or stifle innovation through the use of patent pools, patent thickets, exclusive licensing, and other abusive patent enforcement tactics"

1966

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Reports

For each of these, we should make a wiki page, like the above-linked pages, to explain the relevance and to point readers to the most important parts of the documents.

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