Software Patents

Since I believe that software developers and users would be better off if patents were not allowed on software or algorithms, I do not hold any such patents, nor do I intend to apply for any. Here is some research on the macroeconomic effects of patents.

I am happy to have helped to shoot down some patents by virtue of having prior publications in the appropriate area (e.g. data compression).

Richard Brent

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