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Every start-up idea that I have listened to, at some point touts patenting the technology as a defensible measure against competition. At the same time, every investor who has any experience in the world of web technologies says that patents are basically useless and businesses should have other competitive advantages.
One of the issues that we debate internally is regarding the value of patents. We’ve written a lot about the subject over the years and those of you who are regular readers know that Brad hates all software patents, and I’m fairly close to that line as well. Last night, our friend Rob Shurtleff sent ...