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August 7, 2011 AT 8:55 pm

If You Want to See More Jobs Created, Change Patent Laws

Mark Cuban sounds off on the cost of patent trolls to the economy and to innovation.

Sometimes it’s not the obvious things that create the biggest problems.  In this case one of the hidden job killers in our economy today is the explosion of patent litigation.

Every week it seems like a new one comes up. Between having to pay our lawyers a lot of money  to review each, to increasing insurance rates and settlement costs because we can’t afford to pay to fight the nonsense, it’s an enormous expense. So much so that money that would have gone to new hires to improve and sell the product has to be saved to pay to deal with this…

We need to face the facts, patent law is killing job creation. If the current administration wants to improve job creation, change patent law and watch jobs among small technology companies  develop instantly. I know I have at least 1 company that would hire instantly.


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2 Comments

  1. just do away with them all together, then step back and watch the free for all

  2. why wait?
    work in the public domain today!

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