The Commercial Value of Software Patents in the High-Tech Industry

In CPIP’s newest policy brief, Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat examines the important role patents play in commercializing software innovation and supporting technology markets. He explains how a proper understanding of this commercial role requires a broader view of patents in software innovation than the all-too-common focus on a small handful of litigated patents and legal questions of patentability and patent quality. He concludes that the flexibility and efficiency of the patent system fosters the emergence of new markets for the exchange of technology and knowledge.

Read the full brief: The Commercial Value of Software Patents in the High-Tech Industry