Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Tue 6th Oct 2009 21:43 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Legal The patent wars rage on. Eolas, a company that before won US$585 million from Microsoft in 2003 in a suit that challenged the use of ActiveX and AJAX, is now after twenty-three separate companies allegedly because their precious patent was spoiled by all of them.
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The Patent Argument
by systyrant on Wed 7th Oct 2009 14:31 UTC
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I've heard good and valid arguments for and against software patents over the years.

I think the really important question is are software patents helping or harming the development of software as a whole and is really fostering inventiveness.

Maybe if we can't get rid of software patents then we need to separate them from the normal patent system and create one specific to software.

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