"This adds some interesting perspective to the debate about software patents." Karl Friedrich Lenz, Lenz Blog, 1/18/2006
"Ben Klemens...cognetly spells out the arguments against softward patents, and also the next fronteir: Mathematical algorithm patents." Butler Group Blog, 8/17/2005
"Regardless of where you stand on the software and process patent issue, this book is worth a read and should be on every software developer's and manager's bookshelf." William Wong, Electronic Design Online, 5/24/2006
"Klemens' book is interesting and engaging. It is also ultimately an important contribution to the debate over the appropriate means to protect the fruits of the innovation economy." Canadian Business Law Journal
About the Author
Ben Klemens is a guest scholar at the Center on Social and Economic Dynamics at the Brookings Institution, where he writes programs to perform quantitative analyses and policy-oriented simulations. He also consults for the World Bank on intellectual property in the developing world and computer-based simulations of immigration policy.