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

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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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Encourage the USPTO to stop issuing software patents

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Following the Supreme Court's decision in Bilski v. Kappos, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) plans to release new guidance as to which patent applications will be accepted, and which will not. As part of this process, they are seeking input from the public about how that guidance should be structured.

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Epic fail: USPTO decides amazon's one click patent is valid

http://www.techflash.com

Amazon's 1-Click has come under a lot of fire over the years from critics who question whether such a broad technology should be patented at all. It refers to the process by which online shoppers make purchases with a single click, having previously entered their payment and shipping information.

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Obama Finally Slams the USPTO, But Parrots Talking Point from Microsoft and Intellectual Monopolists

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Failure to understand the true role of patents, especially at the government level; pharmaceutical industry veteran admits the patent lie; IPCom officially loses patent crusade

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USPTO Implicitly Admits It’s Broken

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The USPTO needs advice from the public as flaws are realised and a solution is seen as required

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The FFII and Red Hat’s CEO Express Dissatisfaction with United States Patent System

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More new calls for the elimination of software patents in the USPTO

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USPTO Leaves People Dead. Is the Intellectual Monopoly Doctrine Practically Dead Too?

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Stories of great failure to balance ethics and ownership of ideas

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Patents Roundup: Red Hat, Former USPTO Commissioner on Patent Demise, and WIPO Notes

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AMIDST AND DESPITE some AMQP controversy [1, 2, 3, 4, 5], Red Hat is inviting people to join an AMQP Conference at the University of California. AMQP made the headlines recently because of software patents that Red Hat obtained in this area.

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Ctrl-Z: a return to the Supreme Court's software patent ban?

http://arstechnica.com

"With the US Patent Office and courts cracking down on software patents, Ars takes a close look at the Supreme Court's software patent decisions. Yes, the highest court in the land really did say that algorithms can't be patented. And in spite of the fact that their rulings have been functionally ignored for almost two decades, the tide may be about to turn..."

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The Peer to Patent Project Has Begun - 5 patents listed

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The first patent applications we are invited to try to disqualify by looking for prior art have been posted on the Peer to Patent Project website. This is the project working to provide the USPTO with information about prior art during the application process. It's an experiment, and it's historic. It's never been tried before, to let the public provide input into the application process.

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