Monday, January 30, 2006

Why software patents?

According to CNET News.com, a U.K. judge, who specializes in IP laws, expressed his distaste for software patents (read here).
He attributed his concern about granting software patents to the searching for prior art. He opined that it would be "very difficult to stop very ordinary things from being patented."
He also criticized the U.S. for allowing "anything under the sun made by man" to be patented.
His position appears to conform to the European Parliament's rejection of the software patent directive last year.

1 Comments:

Blogger Aaron said...

This is a publication that talks more on the issue of software patents

http://www.cojk.com/files/news/3-Softlaw_4.1.pdf

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