software patents

Poll: Why hasn't patent reform become a bigger political issue?

With a recent op-ed in the Economist and a segment on NPR's Planet Money , it seems as if an awareness of the high cost of the outmoded, traditional...Read more

Why hasn't patent reform (especially for software) become a bigger political issue before now?

With a recent op-ed in the Economist and a segment on NPR's Planet Money , it seems as if an awareness of the high cost of the outmoded, traditional patent system is finally creeping into the mainstream.Read more

Bilski's growing up, and smacking down some bad software patents

When the Supreme Court declined to speak to software patenting in the Bilski case, there was wailing and gnashing of teeth in the open source...Read more

Prolegomena to an evidence-based policy for software patents

The Hargreaves Report issued last month has some thought-provoking things to say about the problems of software patents, lengthy copyright terms, and...Read more

Poll: Patents and innovation

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After you cast your vote, tell us what you think about the FTC weighing in on patent reform or if software patents are too abstract to patent ...Read more

Do you think software patents encourage innovation?

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After you cast your vote, tell us what you think about the FTC weighing in on patent reform or if software patents are too abstract to patent . Comments welcome.Read more

Lessons learned from Groklaw: The power of collaboration

Like many, I was surprised-but-not-really when Pamela Jones announced that she would be retiring original content on the legal analysis site that...Read more

The threat of parallel filing

The threat from software patent trolls arises not from an invisible distant origin, but actually from within open source communities. So that's the...Read more