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Improving the software patent environment - Maryland Daily Record (subscription)
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:45:28 GMT
Many technology companies have not embraced patent strategies for protecting their software-related inventions and instead have embraced the open-source ethos, which forgoes proprietorship and emphasizes decentralized, iterative collaboration ...
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Schantz: Software patents — the phoenix of patent subject matter - Indiana Lawyer
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:13:40 GMT
Software patents have seen better times. The glory days of the 1980s and 1990s, after the U.S. Supreme Court held in Diamond v. Diehr (1981) that inventions implemented in software are not unpatentable just because they are implemented in ...
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Google and top Android partners agree to share software patents - The Verge
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 19:16:23 GMT
Google and a group of top Android phone makers have sealed a new agreement to collectively defend themselves against patent lawsuits. The group, which also includes Samsung, LG, and HTC, have agreed to share patents covering “Android and ...
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PTAB Rejects Some Follow-Up Attacks To Software Patents - Law360 (subscription)
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:20:14 GMT
Law360, New York (April 17, 2017, 6:10 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has rejected a handful of recent attacks brought by Xactware Solutions Inc. against a rival's patents covering aerial rooftop measurement software, saying the ...
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India: Decrypting The Legislative Intent Behind The Software Patents Ban - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:42:53 GMT
Article 27(1) of TRIPs states that patent protection for new, inventive and industrially applicable inventions must be available without discrimination based on the technical field of an invention. In respect of software, Article 10(1) of TRIPs ...
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