BoycottNovell: Reader’s Article: The Microsoft Patent Threat to ODF
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 11 May 2009 09:21
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
It is equally reasonable to suspect that Microsoft lawyers’ concerns that FOSS advocates might challenge the patent’s validity has only increased since the 2007 Fortune interview. Since then, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has severely undermined (PDF) its precedents approving of software as patentable subject matter but has reserved a ruling on the specific issue for a later case in which a software patent is at issue:
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