Articles tagged with software patents

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Myths and patent reform

Yesterday a patent reform bill passed in the Senate, but the sound and fury don't seem to signify much. The legislation as it evolved has shed most...Read more

A possible game changer for invalidating bad software patents

A case now before the Supreme Court could lower the threat level created by bad patents in a meaningful way. The issue before the Court is whether to...Read more

A hazy shade of value: Software patents just took a hit

Much of the problem with the current U.S. patent system involves haze. Whether it is ambiguity regarding what the patent covers or murkiness about...Read more

Open*Law: 2010 in review

By nature of our interests and where open source commonly intersects the law, we post a lot about patents in the Law channel on And...Read more

The Supreme Court takes a new case on the standard for invalidating patents

The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear an appeal regarding the evidentiary standard for invalidating patents. The case involves a judgment...Read more

The PTO addresses Bilski and software patents

When the Supreme Court decided the Bilski case, it didn't speak directly to the issue of software patents. But the Bilski majority emphasized that...Read more

Eben Moglen on what it takes to keep defending FOSS

Eben Moglen's keynote address at LinuxCon last week, "Doing What it Takes: Current Legal Issues in Defending FOSS," called for a strategic shift in...Read more

New Zealand rejects software patents

Recently the NZ govt announced that it was to remove software from the list of items that can be patented. This decision came after hectic lobbying...Read more