Bill Gates Quote

If people had understood how patents would be granted when most of today's ideas were invented, and had taken out patents, the industry would be at a complete standstill today.… The solution to this is patent exchanges with large companies and patenting as much as we can.


"Challenges and Strategy" (16 May 1991). Note that this quotation has been paired with a misattributed quotation.

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