In favor of software patents | VentureBeat

In favor of software patents | VentureBeat: "With all that’s going on with Apple and HTC, it may not be a popular opinion these days, but I think software patents are legitimate.

They’re just a little flawed.

The problem, you see, is their length. Seventeen years of monopoly is an eternity in Internet time. Instead, software patents should only be valid for seven years."