Silicon-Flatirons: Evaluating Software Patents
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 02 Apr 2009 00:26
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Over the last several years, the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit have taken a number of steps suggesting that the law governing software patents is still very much in flux. In terms of the scope of patent law's reach (Bilski) to applicable remedies (Ebay), the courts have taken seriously concerns about the state of the patent system and its impact on innovation the software and information technology sectors. At the same time, Congress--spurred by a coalition of IT firms--has considered a number of reform measures geared to address concerns that the patent system is rewarding bad patents and encouraging inefficient litigation.
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