Archive for July, 2010

Australian petition needs signatures against swpats

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Australian residents and nationals, please sign this letter:

For non-Australians: please contact people in Australia to raise awareness of this.


New Zealand returns to abolition of software patents

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

New Zealand’s government has announced that they will not further modify their proposed bill and that they still agree with those “opposing the granting of patents for computer programs on the grounds it would stifle innovation and restrict competition.” (Background: New Zealand)


Bilski’s patent application – the published parts

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Some people have asked where they can read the patent which was the object of Bilski v. Kappos. The answer is that it’s a patent application and as such it’s confidential. However, the key excerpts did get published via the opinions of the various courts which rejected it. Keep in mind that the application may have been modified since its filing in 2006, and the authors have expressed their intention to modify it and try again to get it granted. With that said, below is the text we know of.
[UPDATE: We have almost the full text, thanks to contributor Gibus]