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Do Patents Facilitate Financing in the Software Industry?

@article{Mann2004DoPF,
  title={Do Patents Facilitate Financing in the Software Industry?},
  author={Ronald J. Mann},
  journal={Experimental \& Empirical Studies eJournal},
  year={2004}
}
  • Ronald J. Mann
  • Published 2004
  • Business, Economics
  • Experimental & Empirical Studies eJournal
This paper is the first part of a wide-ranging study of the role of intellectual property in the software industry. Unlike previous papers that focus primarily on software patents -- which generally are held by firms that are not software firms -- this Article provides a thorough and contextually grounded description of the role that patents play in the software industry itself. The bulk of the Article considers the pros and cons of patents in the software industry. The Article starts by… Expand
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