software patents

EFF asks universities not to sell to patent trolls

EFF asks universities not to sell patents to trolls
Take action by signing the pledge and urge universities not to sell patents to patent trolls.Read more

Oracle v. Google: What it means for software developers

Oracle v. Google: What it means for software developers
The outcome of Oracle v. Google is a positive result for the software industry and the developer community but we must be cautious.Read more

Law schools lag behind on open source law

Maru Rabinovitch explains why law schools should include thorough open source license and patent training.Read more

Open source licensing practitioners speak on today's issues

The Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal held their annual symposium on open source in the legal field at Santa Clara University. Prominent...Read more

Law professors weigh in against abusive patent litigation by PAEs

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With patent reform legislation moving forward, an impressive group of law professors weighed in last week in favor of reform. The group submitted a...Read more

The Federal Trade Commission sets its sights on Patent Aggression Entities

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Just before the shutdown of the Federal Government last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took a first and important step to examine critical...Read more

Expanding the 'Covered Business Method' program: Sensible patent reform ... and why opponents have it wrong

hazy shade of value
Before the summer Congressional recess, a broad coalition of job-creating businesses added their voices to the pro-reform chorus with a ringing...Read more

The role of software patents in the patent reform debate

Software patent reform
Momentum seems to be building in Congress to tackle patent reform. From an open source perspective, any reform that reduces the risk and expense of...Read more