Red Hat Asks Federal Court To Limit Patents On Software

Posted by Sander_Marechal on Apr 8, 2008 10:31 AM EDT
Red Hat; By Rob Tiller
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Today, Red Hat took a public stand challenging the standards for patenting software. In the Biliski case that is now before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, this patent issue is ripe for consideration. In a friend of the court brief submitted to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in the Bilski case today, Red Hat describes the special problems that patents pose for open source and seeks modification of the standards for patentable subject matter that take open source into account. Here is a quick summary of our brief.

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"An idea worth patenting" henke54 4 1,037 Apr 14, 2008 2:47 PM

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