Obama recently through Google social network Google+ of video group chat tool Hangout held has once Fireside Hangout (informal exchange) activities, answered has is public concern of many problem, involved of area including immigration, and technology, and firearms violence and so on, which technology area of problem main and venture spirit, and patent reform and high school computer education related, Hon who for United States electronic technology company Adafruit of female CEO Lee Mo, · Fried (Limor Fried).
1, on patent reform: just to “the mountain”, require more joint efforts
The first question is about patents–high-tech start-ups is the United States an important economic “engines”, but they often got prominence began by “patented hooligan (patent troll)” harassment, or even too expensive patent lawsuit costs down. Fried asked Mr Obama’s attitude towards the abuse of software patents, and whether he supports the patent set to 5 years.
Obama agrees fried, and spoke of him in 2011, signed by the United States invention Act (Leahy-Smith America Invents Act) – the Act on United States patent system was substantially modified, to promote United States development of innovative enterprises and stimulate the recovery of the employment market. Obama believes that “patented hooligan” was no production, designed by extortion speculative results others get rich, also believed that the patent protection period should find a balance between the protection of intellectual property rights and hamper innovation.
But the Obama administration also believe that patent reform just to “the mountain” and needs more stakeholders to work together to reach a consensus and create a better patent legislation.
Obama noted that science and technology are developing at rapid speed, and the Government should advance with the times–United States Government is very concerned about issues of privacy, civil liberties and openness of the Internet, while he himself had also been thinking about how to better address during the term of copyright, patent and copyright piracy issues.
2, concerning high school computer education: support students ‘ learning program, practice
Fried put to Obama, the second question is: as the promotion of foreign language education requires high school students to learn computer programming across the United States as feasible?
Endorsed Obama, said he would also work with United States high schools across the country work together to ensure that computer programming education close to students, for students, even to those who might not go to college students also have practical significance.
While some opponents of vocational education “drives people to carry out specific work”, but the Obama administration to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg) as an example to refute – when he had dinner with Mr Obama telling the President, when he taught himself programming, because he was very interested in games.
The Obama administration believes that many high school students in contact with and knowledge of mathematics, science, graphic design, game programming skills in areas such as after a keen interest, and hands-on practice than classroom “tedious explanation” to stimulate their enthusiasm, and helps them find their own specialties and choosing a future career.
Finally, Mr Obama said he wanted to help students “making things yourself, and not just to enjoy”.