Jan 4th, 2012

If you’ve been following my posts in the past, my love of infographics wont come as a surprise. Whenever I come across a good one, I wont hesitate to post it. As loyal Phandroid readers, you’ve no doubt seen the countless posts dedicated to lawsuits involving some multi-billion dollar company suing another over “their” intellectual property or patents. It grows tiresome. As much as I feel our current patent system is very much broken, I do believe that — just like the road to hell — it was originally paved with good intentions. That being said, the boys at Frugal Dad have put together this pretty fun infographic called The Problem with Patents for those of us that like a few colorful pictures to go along with our statistics. The infographic highlights just a few of the faults with our current patent system involving software and internet technologies and the need for reform. Enjoy.

If you’ve made it this far — here’s the part where you leave your thoughts in the comments. I don’t pretend to know everything and I love it when our readers share their bits of knowledge and/or opinions. Have at it!

[FrugalDad via AndroidandMe]