☆ Patents and Innovation

An interview with a pharmaceutical industry analyst on the BBC today illustrated a key point about patents and reminds us they are about stimulating, not rewarding, innovation. Explaining why AstraZeneca were having difficulties that were making them plan large layoffs, the analyst talked about the “patent cliff”, and the interviewer insightfully observed that it was […]

☆ Voicemail Cracking

I’m getting tired of all the news reports that are incorrectly accusing the News of the World of  “phone hacking”. For goodness sake, haven’t we already covered this? It’s both inaccurate and unhelpful. Even the BBC are doing it and they ought to know better. It is inaccurate because the activity does not involve access […]