Derek Khanna Says Our Patent System is Failing American Innovation


"A patent is a government granted monopoly," Derek Khanna, a tech policy and intellectual property expert, explains. "So effectively every week the government says 'these are all the things that American citizens can't do for about the next 20 years.'"

Khanna sat down with Reason TV's Nick Gillespie to discuss our broken patent system, why you shouldn't be able to patent the shape of a cellphone, and why he belives the problems are reversable.