Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Don't stifle innovation

WE REFER to the article entitled Slow patenting process threatens innovation by M. Krishnamoorthy. The article gives the impression that the primary indicator of a country's competitiveness and technology prowess is the number of patents that it can garner.

This is misleading and what is even more worrying is the inclusion of comments which seem to indicate that the information and communications technology (ICT) industry should also be actively pursuing patents.

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