Category: Patent

The Word of Notch – On Patents

Notch (the guy who started Minecraft) has a really good piece on why patents are a bad idea.

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The White House – Direct the Patent Office to Cease Issuing Software Patents

Why haven’t you signed this petition?

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Ars Technica – Does not compute: court says only hard math is patentable

The court seems to be trying to not rule against all software patents while acknowledging they are broken and need to be reformed.

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Groklaw – Google Reexam Requests Devastating to Lodsys

What’s interesting about this story is the suspicion that Google and Apple had not previously filed re-examination requests because their agreements with Lodsys prevented such an action, apparently not so at least for Google.

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Freedom to Tinker – Google+Motorola = Software Patent Indictment

That point is the reason patents are a blight on the software industry, you can’t just stop being a part of the system. Patents are a field of hidden landmines for any person/company that does software of any sort.

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