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- Software patents (of one kind or another) are valid in most countries of the world (even those that officially do not grant software patents).
- Software patents are a significant threat to innovation in the software industry and, by extension, all of America’s technology-related businesses.
- Software patents are patents not just on abstract ideas, but on *pure* abstract ideas.
- 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.
- Software patents are severely hampering and limiting the software industry in many ways.
- The only way to make software development safe is to abolish software patents, and we aim to achieve this some day.
- Great post Ciaran, You have brought up some very good points on why software patents and business process patents should not be permitted.
- Some of the same rulings that opened the door to software patents effectively opened the door to "business method" patents, too.
- A common objection to software patents is that they relate to trivial inventions.
- S TRONG OPPOSITION is being formed against software patents and yesterday we mentioned Red Hat's filing.
- The company obtained large numbers of software patents with his oversight (and has continued to do so after his departure).
- At minimum, the decision would bar any categorical exclusion of software patents.
- The company still has not taken any clear position or action against software patents.
- It is still possible to obtain allowance of software patents and business method patents with careful drafting.
- 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.
- Similarly in Japan, software patents have been successfully enforced.
- 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.
- I am concerned by the possible use of software patents to patent business methods, education methods, health methods, etc.
- As The Economist says, software patents are simply bad for business.
- It will implement the full PostScript Level 2 language except for LZW compression, which can't be freely implemented because of software patents.
- 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.
- The EPO, in contrast, deny that they grant software patents.
- The LPF brief argues against the validity of software patents in general and these patents in particular.
- As a result, to be intellectually consistent those people against software patents also have to be against patents for electronic circuits.
- We also use copyright to partially deflect the danger of software patents.
- Unfortunately, the Supreme Court delivered an opinion that doesn't help the cause of partial or complete abolition of software patents at all.
- Opposition to software patents, especially the specious ones, makes for strange bedfellows.
- Different countries have different ways of dealing with the question of inventive step and non-obviousness in relation to software patents.
- Other countries In India, a clause to include software patents was quashed by the Indian Parliament in April 2005.
- In India, a clause to include software patents was quashed by the Indian Parliament in April 2005.
- But I find it significant that they searched for a *limiting* principle, even if not ruling today on certain categories, like software patents.
- Note that as the number of software patents increases this approach becomes less tenable.
- They chose it for just that purpose, but software patents, if they meet the test, are still valid.
- The following are some examples of arguments against software patents that are based on the above principles.
- But because software patents are granted, concede at least for the moment that certain kinds of software innovations ought to be patentable.
- Many Software Patents patent the trivial, but describe their claims in complicated "patent speak".
- The larger concern about software patents arises from their likely effect upon the development of free software.
- 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.
- This database shows that software patents granted by the European Patent Office are even more trivial than software patents granted in the United States.
- According to the approach used by the author, the patent office has granted roughly 50,000 software patents since 1978.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- That may be a good thing, if you believe that most software patents are bad or that NPEs are bad for society.
- There is no indication that investment in software development would reduce if software patents were considered null and void.
- Ars Technica covers this right about now, arguing very clearly that Red Hat is pushing for the end of software patents.
- The patent claim could potentially have an effect beyond Red Hat, wrote Florian Mueller, a leading activist against software patents.
- Red Hat: Software patents put a huge kink in the open source software movement.
- Before publishing PGP in 1991, I got a formal written legal opinion from a patent attorney with extensive experience in software patents.
- Kappos. That was almost eight months ago at a time when I held what is probably a common view of software patents among programmers.
- In the brief, Red Hat explains the practical problems of software patents to software developers.
- End Software patents: Software should not be patentable even when loaded on a computer.
- 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.
- The day the software industry forms a clear front against software patents will be the beginning of the end for the 'patent trolls'.
- It simply forces the argument against software patents to be based on their being abstract ideas.
- Finally, software patents pose a constant threat to the existence of any free program.
- I was doing just fine as was the company I work for before software patents came about.
- These are the same forces at work that were against software patents granted for stunningly obvious and general techniques.
- This freedom is threatened by "look-and-feel" interface copyright lawsuits and by software patents.
- 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.
- The Israeli Patent Office (IPO) has launched a consultation on whether or not to allow software patents, with a February 2010 deadline.
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