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Software patents make front page of New York Times

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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

Closing the software patent loophole: Professor Lemley's new proposal

Wright Brothers first flight via NASA
There's an old saying that everyone complains about the weather, but no one does anything about it. The open source community maintains an active...Read more

Apple, Samsung, and the white queen's gambit

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Now the that the jury has given Apple almost everything it asked for in its infringement suit against Samsung, what should we expect to happen next?...Read more

Open Source for America asks U.S. government to "Free the Code"

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Open Source for America launched a petition Thursday to "Free the Code," an effort to encourage the U.S. federal government to release custom-...Read more

New EFF campaign proposes seven changes to U.S. patent system

New EFF campaign proposes seven changes to U.S. patent system
Last week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation launched Defend Innovation , a campaign to end software patent abuse, promote seven alterations to the...Read more

Oracle v. Google shows the folly of U.S. software patent law

Oracle v. Google shows the folly of U.S. software patent law
Oracle v. Google has all the ingredients of an epic, high-stakes courtroom battle: a damages claim of up to $1 billion over the use of Java in the...Read more

Prometheus bound: An important precedent for the next software patent case

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The Supreme Court’s new opinion on patent eligibility is an important step in the right direction in addressing the problem of software patents. It...Read more

A cure for the common troll

A cure for the common troll
Our bridge into the 21st Century presently houses a nasty creature who demands a toll from the best and brightest in our community. The dreaded troll...Read more