Articles tagged with patents


Key House committee looks at abusive patent litigation

patent reform
In the latest evidence of the growing recognition that our patent system needs reform, last week the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual...Read more

Abolishing patents: Too soon or too late?

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"Patents are here to stay." This is the sort of statement that makes me uneasy. I guess in the 17th century the common wisdom was "slavery is here to...Read more

Software patents: The talk of 2012

Open law year in review
Looking back over the law channel posts of 2012, I was not surprised to see that software patents were a major concern. The high volume of...Read more

How software patents are delaying the future

software patents
This fall, I went to Amsterdam to talk about " How Software Patents Are Delaying The Future ", on a discussion panel organised by the European Patent...Read more

Patent reform: Can preissuance submissions help?

patent reform
While almost no one thinks that the America Invents Act (AIA) will completely solve America’s patent problems, there are a few provisions in the AIA...Read more

Should software patents be abolished?

patent struggle
We talk a lot about what might be done to fix the problems of software patents, but not much about abolishing them. Abolition seems well-nigh...Read more

Software patents make front page of New York Times

software patents
This morning the New York Times published a front-page story on software patents. My wife got to the paper before I did, and as I got coffee she told...Read more

The first step in addressing dysfunction in the patent system: Admitting we have a problem

patent reform
Does the Apple-Samsung case have a silver lining? For the open source community, the large damages verdict is disturbing, but at least it is drawing...Read more