Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Software patents

I'm (temporarily) distracted from chess news by all the big software patent news coming out this week:

The verdict is apparently in on the Google-v-Oracle patent lawsuit over Java: Google was cleared of patent infringement. Groklaw is covering the developments here.

And the Supreme Court has made a most interesting decision in the Ultramercial-v-Hulu case; namely, asking the Federal Circuit to reconsider the ruling in the light of Mayo-v-Prometheus. The EFF has a writeup here.

I'm sure there will be a lot more to read about these matters in upcoming weeks as everyone sifts through and digests the rulings.

Meanwhile, back to chess...

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