Google: Kill all the patent trolls

With Apple and IBM acting as fanboys of the current US patent system, Google provided a more sane viewpoint at the annual Stanford Summit in Northern California according to a Register article by Cade Metz.

Canadians should remember that in Canada it was IBM's patent lawyers, not Microsoft, that has been leading the charge to increase patentability to include things such as information/mental processes (software, business methods, etc).

The suggestion that the only reason Google opposes the system is because they don't yet have a massive patent pool sounds familiar. It is one of the major reasons it is hard to get electoral reform given the incumbents never want to change the system that allowed them to win over their competitors. It doesn't matter to the winners that the system is unfair and harmful, only that it helped them win.