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Definitions

  1. Software patents (of one kind or another) are valid in most countries of the world (even those that officially do not grant software patents).
  2. Software patents are a significant threat to innovation in the software industry and, by extension, all of America’s technology-related businesses.
  3. Software patents are patents not just on abstract ideas, but on *pure* abstract ideas.
  4. Software patents are now the major threat to software developers, and to users and the general public as prices are driven up by legal and licensing costs.
  5. Software patents are severely hampering and limiting the software industry in many ways.

Software Development Safe

  1. The only way to make software development safe is to abolish software patents, and we aim to achieve this some day.

Business Process Patents

  1. Great post Ciaran, You have brought up some very good points on why software patents and business process patents should not be permitted.

Business Method

  1. Some of the same rulings that opened the door to software patents effectively opened the door to "business method" patents, too.

Trivial Inventions

  1. A common objection to software patents is that they relate to trivial inventions.

Yesterday

  1. S TRONG OPPOSITION is being formed against software patents and yesterday we mentioned Red Hat's filing.

Large

  1. The company obtained large numbers of software patents with his oversight (and has continued to do so after his departure).

Decision

  1. At minimum, the decision would bar any categorical exclusion of software patents.

Action

  1. The company still has not taken any clear position or action against software patents.

Possible

  1. It is still possible to obtain allowance of software patents and business method patents with careful drafting.

Couple

  1. In the wake of Microsoft's deplorable patent commentary, I've had the opportunity to speak with a couple of vendors on the subject of software patents.

Japan

  1. Similarly in Japan, software patents have been successfully enforced.

Bad

  1. It's really important to understand that software patents will stifle innovation too, and they're only worth it if the good outweigh the bad.

Business

  1. I am concerned by the possible use of software patents to patent business methods, education methods, health methods, etc.
  2. As The Economist says, software patents are simply bad for business.

Language

  1. It will implement the full PostScript Level 2 language except for LZW compression, which can't be freely implemented because of software patents.

Purpose

  1. This paper was written in March of 1995 by Jeffrey R. Kuester and Ann K. Moceyunas for the purpose of Jeff teaching a college class on software patents.

Contrast

  1. The EPO, in contrast, deny that they grant software patents.

General

  1. The LPF brief argues against the validity of software patents in general and these patents in particular.

Result

  1. As a result, to be intellectually consistent those people against software patents also have to be against patents for electronic circuits.

Danger

  1. We also use copyright to partially deflect the danger of software patents.

Supreme Court

  1. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court delivered an opinion that doesn't help the cause of partial or complete abolition of software patents at all.

Opposition

  1. Opposition to software patents, especially the specious ones, makes for strange bedfellows.

Question

  1. Different countries have different ways of dealing with the question of inventive step and non-obviousness in relation to software patents.

Clause

  1. Other countries In India, a clause to include software patents was quashed by the Indian Parliament in April 2005.
  2. In India, a clause to include software patents was quashed by the Indian Parliament in April 2005.

Limiting

  1. But I find it significant that they searched for a *limiting* principle, even if not ruling today on certain categories, like software patents.

Number

  1. Note that as the number of software patents increases this approach becomes less tenable.

Valid

  1. They chose it for just that purpose, but software patents, if they meet the test, are still valid.

Arguments

  1. The following are some examples of arguments against software patents that are based on the above principles.

Certain Kinds

  1. But because software patents are granted, concede at least for the moment that certain kinds of software innovations ought to be patentable.

Trivial

  1. Many Software Patents patent the trivial, but describe their claims in complicated "patent speak".

Free Software

  1. The larger concern about software patents arises from their likely effect upon the development of free software.

Court

  1. If the Court would end this with a ruling doing away with software patents, the money machine grinds to a fast stop, that to some is a world ended.

Office

  1. This database shows that software patents granted by the European Patent Office are even more trivial than software patents granted in the United States.
  2. According to the approach used by the author, the patent office has granted roughly 50,000 software patents since 1978.

Computer

  1. If so, many software patents that are patentable (under current law) when embodied in a physical form, such as a computer or storage disc, may be invalid.

Point

  1. I would say that from the point of view of someone who makes a living out of software patents, this should be a very nasty can of worms.
  2. We used this opportunity to point out three specific points in the Bilski decision that we believe seriously undermine any legal case for software patents.

Good Thing

  1. That may be a good thing, if you believe that most software patents are bad or that NPEs are bad for society.

Software Development

  1. There is no indication that investment in software development would reduce if software patents were considered null and void.

Red Hat

  1. Ars Technica covers this right about now, arguing very clearly that Red Hat is pushing for the end of software patents.
  2. The patent claim could potentially have an effect beyond Red Hat, wrote Florian Mueller, a leading activist against software patents.
  3. Red Hat: Software patents put a huge kink in the open source software movement.

Extensive Experience

  1. Before publishing PGP in 1991, I got a formal written legal opinion from a patent attorney with extensive experience in software patents.

Programmers

  1. Kappos. That was almost eight months ago at a time when I held what is probably a common view of software patents among programmers.

Software Developers

  1. In the brief, Red Hat explains the practical problems of software patents to software developers.

End

  1. End Software patents: Software should not be patentable even when loaded on a computer.
  2. Though End Software Patents will not initiate litigation of its own, it will be on the lookout for appropriate test cases to support as they arise, he says.
  3. The day the software industry forms a clear front against software patents will be the beginning of the end for the 'patent trolls'.

Abstract Ideas

  1. It simply forces the argument against software patents to be based on their being abstract ideas.

Free Program

  1. Finally, software patents pose a constant threat to the existence of any free program.

Work

  1. I was doing just fine as was the company I work for before software patents came about.
  2. These are the same forces at work that were against software patents granted for stunningly obvious and general techniques.

Look-And-Feel

  1. This freedom is threatened by "look-and-feel" interface copyright lawsuits and by software patents.

Whether

  1. Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down a long awaited decision on a patent case that could have changed how or whether software patents are granted.
  2. The Israeli Patent Office (IPO) has launched a consultation on whether or not to allow software patents, with a February 2010 deadline.

Categories

  1. Patents
  2. Information Technology > Computers > Software > Software Developers
  3. Copyright Law > Free Software > Free Software Foundation > Free Software Movement
  4. Proprietary Software
  5. Society > Politics > Government > Lobbying

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