Obama addresses patents, immigration in Google+ "Fireside Hangout"

02/14/2013 | VentureBeat · Ars Technica

President Barack Obama acknowledged the rise of patent "trolls" in a Google+ Hangout session following his State of the Union address, but said efforts to curb patent abuse had to be balanced with a process that would remain fast enough that it wouldn't stifle innovation. Obama also lauded vocational training for teaching children "how to produce stuff and not simply consume stuff," linking the practice to Mark Zuckerberg's early love of games leading him into coding. He also said he recognized the need for immigration reform to address the difficulty of recruiting "top-flight engineers and tech people who are ready to work here or invest here."

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