A nice summary of the pro-patentee side of the argument. Michael Shore makes many valid points even if the argument is a bit overwrought. I believe the weakness of the current patent system is a necessary but by no means sufficient part of the explanation for the economic challenges we are currently facing vis-a-vis big tech. A large part of the answer has to do with the insular culture created in Silicon valley which disdains or ignores those outside the bubble; the disregard of real engineering in favor of “Software engineering” – i.e., engineering without a public interest concern for safety and consequences; the fetishization of disruption for its own sake; and the absolute triumph of the Chicago school’s approach to anti-trust. Putting the economy and political economy’s problems on the changes in the patent system alone is not really fair.