Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has decried patent lawsuits for hindering innovation.
In an interview with Metro, Bezos says he believes that patent litigation is hurting society. Amazon's chief executive called on world governments to consider revising current patent laws in hopes of better promoting innovation.
"Patents are supposed to encourage innovation and we're starting to be in a world where they might start to stifle innovation," Bezos said during his interview at Amazon's Development Centre in East London.
"Governments may need to look at the patent system and see if those laws need to be modified because I don't think some of these battles are healthy for society."
Bezos words come as companies like Samsung and Apple continue to wage legal warfare across the globe.
High profile battles between firms have been accompanied by a slew of cases from alleged "patent trolls".
This isn't the first time Bezos has criticised the patent system. In 2000, he vowed to lobby congress to modify the patent system.
Bezos calls for change came following a public outcry over Amazon's decision to sue Barnes & Nobles for patent infringement.
During his interview Bezos also commented on Amazon's potential plans for the future. Bezos specifically shot down the idea that Amazon has plans to open brick and mortar stores in the near future.
"It's something we consider from time to time, but I wouldn't want to unless we have a way of doing something inventive," continued Bezos.
"We wouldn't want to offer something that's just like other stores, so what's stopping us is having the right idea to say 'here's something that would be very innovative in physical retailing'."
His words come following years of speculation that the company has wanted to build stores on UK high streets.
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