I read an article earlier today, “By Definition, A Defensive Patent is a Bad Patent”, http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110729/03340615311/definition-defensive-patent-is-bad-patent.shtml. To be clear, I am a software entrepreneur; I believe in innovation, in collaboration, in sharing knowledge.  I like to think I come from the same philosophical mold as the original MIT hackers (in the original sense of the word) […]