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Supreme Court raises bar on software patent claims

New ruling in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank means firms must do more to advance 'abstract' software claims to receive a patent.

By June 19, 2014

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Oracle gets a chance to rewrite software law

By arguing that programming interfaces called APIs can be copyrighted, Oracle could trigger new legal burdens for technology companies -- such as those building cloud-computing platforms.

By May 7, 2012

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What the i4i-Microsoft patent case means for software users

The Supreme Court decision affirming the $240 million judgment against Microsoft for violating i4i's XML patent highlights the broken technology-patent system, especially for software.

By June 14, 2011

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Supreme Court hedges on business method patents

Bilski v. Kappos decision does little to quiet a fierce debate on the value and harm of such patents raging in the business and academic worlds, Stanford Law fellow Larry Downes writes.

By June 28, 2010

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Buzz Out Loud 1258: Plants vs. Lasers (podcast)

Look for Brian Tong's new movement on Facebook: pain-ray-free produce. But the rest of us actually think it's kind of cool that the government pain-ray has been re-tasked to warm freezing plants. Also, the Supreme Court has finally ruled in the Bilski patent case, giving us a relatively non-destructive moderate decision. ACTA is ramping up again, and we make a date to go see "The Social Network."

By June 28, 2010

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Ep. 1258: Plants vs. Lasers

Look for Brian Tong's new movement on Facebook: pain-ray-free produce. But the rest of us actually think it's kind of cool that the government pain-ray has been re-tasked to warm freezing plants. Also, the Supreme Court has finally ruled in the Bilski patent case, giving us a relatively non-destructive moderate decision. ACTA is ramping up again, and we make a date to go see "The Social Network."

By June 28, 2010

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Supreme Court sidesteps software patent issue

The court rejects one particular patent but doesn't provide new guidance about what types of business methods and software are patentable.

By June 28, 2010

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To troll or not to troll, is that the question?

The Supreme Court is considering the validity of business method patents, but there's a more fundamental question for entrepreneurs: should one exercise one's patent rights?

By December 2, 2009

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Patents are the secret to open-source success? Really?!?

IBM argues that patents have fueled open source's success, but its own history belies this claim.

By September 9, 2009

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Carbon software company claims broad patent

Verisae, whose software tracks and reports corporate greenhouse gas emissions, is awarded a patent in the burgeoning field of carbon accounting applications.

By June 5, 2009