What issues does Charles Dughigg bring up regarding patents?

An example is Amazons 1-click checkout patent which is set to expire in 2017. Barnes and Noble Show more An example is Amazons 1-click checkout patent which is set to expire in 2017. Barnes and Noble implemented their own practice of clicking once to check out in The Express Lane. Amazon successfully defended its 1-click practice and a court ordered Barnes and Noble to stop offering Express Lane. In 2012 Apple successfully defended its patent against Samsung for the design of the iPads curved corners.(http://iphone.appleinsider.com/articles/12/10/23/apple-wins-ipad-2-design-patent) Listen to this edition of NPRs Fresh Air In Digital Air Patents Are the Weapon of Choice to hear about the issues of patents in the digital age. Url: (http://www.npr.org/2012/10/11/162717373/in-digital-war-patents-are-the-weapon-of-choice) A: What do you believe is the effect of Apples patent to the market for iPads? B: Does the patent in this case encourage or discourage innovation? C: In your opinion should the design of the iPad and business practices be patentable? Explain your answers. D: What issues does Charles Dughigg bring up regarding patents? Show less

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