"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
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.
The book is very well written, the author knows his subject and does a good job educating the reader on software patents.Published 7 months ago by Karen J. Paul
I am a computer scientist and mathematician who decided to read this book based solely on the title. Read morePublished on January 13, 2012 by David.et.Sara Pritchard
Klemens provides an in-depth analysis of software patents and how they should be controlled, regulated and potentially discarded. Read morePublished on November 4, 2009 by Luis E. Ibanez