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Judges quiz lawyers on software patent rules

Lawyers have squared off over US rules for granting patents for software, or if software should be patented at all, in arguments in a case closely watched by Google, Facebook and other technology companies.

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US Patent Office seeks public input on software patents' future

Roundtable discussions scheduled for February The US Patent and Trademark Office has asked the software community to help advise it on how to properly handle software-related patents a move that could represent the first steps toward software patent reform.?

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Software patent booster to step down as head of patent office

David Kappos overhauled the USPTO to deal with patent backlog.

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Let's Tame Software Patent Claims: Lessons From Bioinformatics

A reluctance to apply strict examination requirements to software opened up the floodgates to questionable software patents in the late 1990s. The requirements of the U.S. patent code that police scope and notice were not considered significant hurdles in software.

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Let's Tame Software Patent Claims: Lessons From Bioinformatics

A reluctance to apply strict examination requirements to software opened up the floodgates to questionable software patents in the late 1990s. The requirements of the U.S. patent code that police scope and notice were not considered significant hurdles in software.

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Pioneer Goetz rebuts software patent critics

Marty Goetz the man granted the first software patent in 1965 wades back into the intellectual-property debate with more views on why software should be patentable ( ZDNet UK – Intellectual Property )

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Pending patent reform unlikely to untangle software litigation mess

Proposed new patent-reform law may merely speed up tangled system; one observer suggests doing away with software patents altogether.

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