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The Use and Abuse of Patents in the Smartphone Wars: A Need for Change

@inproceedings{Yang2014TheUA,
  title={The Use and Abuse of Patents in the Smartphone Wars: A Need for Change},
  author={Je-Min Yang},
  year={2014}
}
The U.S. Patent System was originally developed to help protect an inventor’s novel idea and the market share that idea might generate in an industry, thereby also promoting technological progress. The current patent system, however, is “marked by limitless subject matter [and] lenient public grant” leading to the abuse of patents by the mobile device manufacturing industry. This issue has been underscored by the recent phenomenon known as the “Smartphone Patent War” made up of a number of high… 
The Role of Patents in Information and Communication Technologies: A Survey of the Literature
TLDR
A specific section of this survey is devoted to patents involving software products, where the above problems are amplified by the high level of abstraction of computer algorithms.

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