software patents

New report: What the Government Accountability Office has to say about Non-Practicing Entities

patent reform
During the August Congressional recess, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its long-awaited study on Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs...Read more

Weekly wrap-up: New Zealand bans software patents, open source is for lovers, and more

open source news and highlights
Open source news this week: August 25 - 29, 2013 What other open source-related news stories did you read about this week? Share them with us in the...Read more

The FTC roadmap on patent litigation aggressors

patent litigation aggressors
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) appears to be ramping up for an investigation of Patent Assertion Entity (PAE) practices. In a noteworthy, welcome...Read more

German Parliament tells government to strictly limit patents on software

patent reform
On Friday June 7, the German Parliament decided upon a joint motion to limit software patents (see English translation by BIKT). The Parliament urges...Read more

Judges split on software patents and computer transubstantiation

Software patents: a note on the new CLS Bank case
The law of software patents took an interesting, and ultimately encouraging, turn a little more than a week ago. In the CLS Bank case , ten judges of...Read more

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

Defensive patent publications establish the existence of prior art in any field

patent struggle
It bothers many of us everytime we hear about yet another non-obvious, overreaching, and abusive patent—particularly a software patent that is...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