Tag: patent

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

Why haven’t you signed this petition?

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NYTimes.com – Its Gene Patents Upheld, Myriad Genetics Moves to Protect Its Secrets

Regardless of whether or not you agree with the idea of patents on genes, the fact that these patents are forcing patients to undergo a more expensive and less effective procedure should give anyone concern.

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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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This American Life – When Patents Attack!

Not upset enough about patents, spend an hour and you’ll get even more upset.

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The Economist – Intellectual property: Patents against prosperity

Yet another in a long line of articles decrying the patent system.

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PLATO History – Yet another PLATO innovation ignored, this time patented by Google

Even Google submits stupid and ridiculous patents, for stuff already “invented”.

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BBC News – Microsoft seeks to block Apple ‘App Store’ trademark

Right there with you Microsoft.

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ConceivablyTech – The Ultimate Patent Troll Patent: Get Sued When You File A Patent

Just when you thought patents couldn’t get any more stupid, IBM comes through.

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TechCrunch – Google, Facebook To Microsoft’s Paul Allen: Your Argument Is Invalid

Yet another example of stupid and worthless software patents.

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