Archive for February, 2008

ESP Releases Report On The State Of Softpatents

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

End Software Patents (ESP) Project Formed to Eliminate Software Patents

ESP Estimates Software Patent Litigation Costs U.S. Companies Spend $11.2 Billion* Annually

Boston, Mass., February 28, 2008 – End Software Patents, a project working toward the elimination of software patents, was launched today. The ESP project will initially focus on two approaches: 1) assisting corporations that choose to challenge software patents in the courts and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the basis that patents for software and designs with no physically innovative step have no legal validity, and 2) public education aimed at passing laws to protect software from patent law.
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ESP Launches

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

End Software Patents (ESP) Project Formed to Eliminate Software Patents

Boston, Mass., February 28, 2008 – End Software Patents, a project working toward the elimination of software patents, was launched today. The ESP project will initially focus on two approaches: 1) assisting corporations that choose to challenge software patents in the courts and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the basis that patents for software and designs with no physically innovative step have no legal validity, and 2) public education aimed at passing laws to protect software from patent law.
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