USPTO to modify patent reviews

Posted by dcparris on Jan 11, 2006 3:15 PM EDT
Federal Computer World; By Florence Olsen
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to work with the open-source community to ensure that patent examiners have access to prior inventions related to software code. The open-source community has long criticized USPTO for not reviewing software in the public domain before issuing software patents.

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