Don Marti

Fri 13 Jun 2014 06:51:02 AM PDT

QoTD: Dustin Kirkland

If I could do what Elon Musk did with Tesla's patent portfolio, you have my word, I absolutely would. However, while my name is listed as the "inventor" on four dozen patents, all of them are "assigned" to IBM (or Lenovo). That is to say, they're not mine to give, or open up.
What I can do, is speak up, and formally apologize. I'm sorry I filed software patents. A lot of them. I have no intention on ever doing so again. The system desperately needs a complete overhaul. Both the technology and business worlds are healthier, better, more innovative environment without software patents.

Dustin Kirkland