software patents

  • Software Patents Are Bullshit

    Software Patents Are Bullshit

    “Patents are enshrined in the U.S. Constitution for a single purpose: to promote the progress of science and useful arts.” Alas, when it comes to software, it is difficult to imagine a system worse at this than the current one. Everyone knows this–and most people will readily admit it–but no one, with the possible eventual exception of the Supreme Court, is willing to… Read More

  • What Software Is Patentable? Federal Court To Consider In CLS Bank Rehearing

    What Software Is Patentable? Federal Court To Consider In CLS Bank Rehearing

    Editor’s note: Anthony Lombardi practices litigation and patent prosecution at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. Software patents continue to command the spotlight. The Federal Circuit will hold an en banc rehearing of a prior decision, CLS Bank International v. Alice Corporation.┬áIn that decision, a three-judge panel ruled that an invention related to a… Read More