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Techdirt Podcast Episode 96: Death Knell For Software Patents

from the the-bell-tolls dept

Software patents have been dubious since their inception — not just in principle, but legally too. Past rulings have called their validity into serious question, and now an opinion from a prominent pro-patent judge has called for people to admit that they simply shouldn't exist. This week, we discuss what this opinion means for the (hopefully short) future of software patents.

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    Roger Strong (profile), 25 Oct 2016 @ 1:36pm

    This week, we discuss what this opinion means...

    What it means is waves of hyperbole from patent trolls and their owned and operated congressmen in the near future.

    "First they came for the One-click patent I did not speak out, because I did not license the One-click patent...."

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    Anonymous Coward, 25 Oct 2016 @ 4:56pm

    Does everyone swindled get their money back from the snake oil salespeople?

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    Marty Goetz, 26 Oct 2016 @ 1:22pm

    The Author is Living in his Own World

    The author must be kidding! He’s living in his own world. Inventions that have computer software in the Specifications section of a patent application are alive and well. And Judge Mayer is simply misinformed. To understand why the author is flat out wrong when the author fantasies “death knell for software patents” see my Oct 2016 article "50 Years of Controversy Rages On: A Closer Look at Computer-Implemented Inventions" in IPWatchdog.

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