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As USPTO evaluates Bilski, Red Hat says end software patents

http://arstechnica.com

When the Supreme Court heard the Bilski case earlier this year, it ruled that the specific business method patent at issue in the case was invalid and contended that the patentability of intangible methods should be reduced but not eliminated. The court declined to provide clarity on the scope of software patentability, however, which leaves a lot of important questions unanswered.

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Over 450 letters sent to the USPTO proposing guidelines to end software patents

http://www.fsf.org

Last week, we put out an action item asking people to write to the USPTO, and explain to them why software should not be eligible for patents under their forthcoming post-Bilski guidance. To answer the call, you all sent in more than 450 letters, offering the USPTO all kinds of legal and practical reasons why they should stop issuing software patents.

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Video: Stallman on software patent fears (OGG format)

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"Why GNU founder crashed the European Patent Office’s presentation..."

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The Only Remaining Competition to Mobile Linux is Software Patents

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Microsoft, Oracle, and Apple are attacking mobile Linux using software patents, which may be their last resort in stopping world domination by mobile Linux

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New Event Video: Software Patents and the Commons

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Keynote address by Professor Eben Moglen, “The Commons As An Actor in Transforming Global Political Economy -(September 1st, 2010)

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Death Patents Now Challenged and Software Patents Continue to be Used by Apple and MS Against Linux

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Another quick overview of patent news most of which affecting Linux and Android

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It’s True, Android is Not Free (Because of Microsoft Patent Extortion)

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New FUD from Microsoft staff and a reminder of what it is that really puts a price tag on Android (and it's not Google)

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Fair, Reasonable And Non-Discriminatory... Ain't

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One of the inescapable facts of free software is that it involves a lot of law - far more than innocent hackers might expect when they settle down for a light bit of coding.

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EU survey on Free Software and standards: make your voice heard!

http://www.fsfe.org

The Free Software Foundation Europe is calling on European Free Software businesses to participate in a survey of business attitudes towards the acceptability of including patents in industry standards.

This survey is a key component of a study that will play the major role in the EC's reform of standardisation policy. It is open until September 17.

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A Bird's Eye View of the HTC/Nokia/Apple Patent Litigations

http://www.groklaw.net

I don't know about you, but I've found it hard to follow the various patent lawsuits involving Apple, Nokia and HTC. First there are so many cases filed all over the place, it's hard to understand the big picture. And I kept asking myself what it was all about. I mean, what's it all about really?

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Mozilla Avoids MPEG-LA’s Latest Poison Pill and Rejects Patents Just Like Samba Does

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Mozilla maintains its anti-patents stance and Red Hat could take a lesson from Mozilla

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Hold The Celebrations; H.264 Is Not The Sort Of Free That Matters

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While the "free for web use" claims for H.264 by MPEG-LA sound great and have deceived many commentators, they are nothing new and contain no good news for open source software.

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Oracle vs Google: Triple Damage

http://osswatch.jiscinvolve.org

Oracle – the gigantic database corporation that up swallowed Sun Microsystems – has made a wide-ranging patent and copyright infringement complaint (pdf) against the mighty Google Inc. that may or may not indicate that the world will soon end.

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Oracle Action Could Cause Migration to GNU/Linux (at Expense of Solaris)

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By spilling coffee Oracle scares Solaris users, upsets the GNU/Linux community, and helps show what a joke (literally) software patents are

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Google vows to fight Oracle lawsuit as Java creator speaks out

http://www.linuxfordevices.com

Google has vowed to fight Oracle's patent lawsuit over use of Java patents in Android, claiming that Android's Dalvik implementation is not covered. Meanwhile, Java creator James Gosling blogs that neither side in the lawsuit is without blame, but calls the suit a victory for "ego, money and power" at the expense of open software development.

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