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The Danger of Software Patents
by Matt Lee published Aug 04, 2008 last modified Aug 08, 2008 02:25 PM — filed under:
Wellington, New Zealand. Victoria University, Pipitea Campus, room GBLT2. Richard Stallman will explain how software patents obstruct software development. Software patents are patents that cover software ideas. They restrict the development of software, so that every design decision brings a risk of getting sued. Patents in other fields restrict factories, but software patents restrict every computer user. Economic research shows that they even retard progress. This speech will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend.
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The Danger of Software Patents
by Matt Lee published May 12, 2008 last modified May 13, 2008 10:25 AM — filed under:
Tamkang University, 5, Lane 199,Kinghua Street, Taipei ,Taiwan 10650, R.O.C. Richard Stallman will explain how software patents obstruct software development. Software patents are patents that cover software ideas. They restrict the development of software, so that every design decision brings a risk of getting sued. Patents in other fields restrict factories, but software patents restrict every computer user. Economic research shows that they even retard progress. This speech will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend. Registration is required.
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The Danger of Software Patents
by Jeanne Rasata published Jan 31, 2011 last modified Jan 31, 2011 05:17 AM — filed under:
Istanbul, Turkey - Yeditepe Üniversitesi, Rektörlük, İnan Kıraç Salonu, Ataşehir/İstanbul
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The Dangers of Software Patents
by Matt Lee published Dec 20, 2006 last modified Jan 02, 2007 04:00 PM — filed under:
Richard Stallman will explain how software patents obstruct software development. Software patents are patents that cover software ideas. They restrict the development of software, so that every design decision brings a risk of getting sued. Patents in other fields restrict factories, but software patents restrict every computer user. Economic research shows that they even retard progress. There is no registration or fee and the public is encouraged to attend. Location: Drexel University, Bossone Auditorium, Building 7A, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (Directions at: http://www.drexel.edu/em/directions/map_uc.html)
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Blog Entry Good news about the Novell/CPTN deal
by Brett Smith published Apr 22, 2011 last modified Apr 26, 2011 01:19 PM
Earlier this week the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) announced a joint decision regarding Novell's proposal to sell 882 patents to CPTN Holdings, newly formed by Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and EMC. The authorities ultimately approved the sale, but with conditions that prevent the companies from using the patents to attack free software.
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Event "The Danger of Software Patents"
by Jeanne Rasata published Aug 30, 2012 last modified Sep 19, 2012 08:07 AM — filed under:
Paris, France - Salle V01, École Supérieure d'Informatique Électronique et Automatique de Paris (ESIEA), 9 rue Vésale (métro « Les Gobelins »)
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Blog Entry text/texmacs Save the Web from software patents
by Donald Robertson III published Sep 30, 2012 last modified Oct 01, 2012 03:43 PM
PersonalWeb's software patent suit against Github and others threatens the freedom of the Web. In order to make sure that the Web can remain a free and accessible space for everyone, we need to rid ourselves of all the patents that threaten its viability. We need to end software patents.
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The Danger of Software Patents
by Matt Lee published Aug 31, 2007 last modified Sep 11, 2007 03:03 PM — filed under:
Location: Politecnico di Milano, Room S01, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32, 20133, Milano, Italy. Richard Stallman will explain how software patents obstruct software development. Software patents are patents that cover software ideas. They restrict the development of software, so that every design decision brings a risk of getting sued. Patents in other fields restrict factories, but software patents restrict every computer user. Economic research shows that they even retard progress. This speech will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend. (There is a subscription fee for people who are not AICA associate members.)
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Blog Entry C source code Judge Mayer provides a strong case against software patents in Intellectual Ventures v. Symantec
by Donald Robertson published Oct 18, 2016
Federal Circuit concurrence makes case that software is not patentable subject matter
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Blog Entry Stop software patents from muscling in on Europe
by Zak Rogoff published Sep 19, 2012 last modified Sep 20, 2012 11:59 AM — filed under:
If the corrupt European Patent Office succeeds in imitating America's software patent system, it will be a disaster for software development. Join April, the FSF's French ally, in calling for strong legislation against software patents in Europe.
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