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Software Patents

Here are some of the articles Groklaw has published on software patents, particularly in support of the claim that software is mathematics and hence unpatentable subject matter.

Articles by PolR:

29-Nov-2012 What Does "Software Is Mathematics" Mean? Part 2: A Semiotics Approach to the Patent Eligibility of Software
13-Oct-2012 What Does "Software Is Mathematics" Mean? Part 1 - Software Is Manipulation of Symbols
19-Jul-2012 Does Programming a Computer Make A New Machine?
05-Oct-2011 Software Is Mathematics - The Need for Due Diligence
08-Sep-2011 A Simpler Explanation of Why Software is Mathematics
26-Apr-2011 1 + 1 (pat. pending) Mathematics, Software and Free Speech
07-Oct-2010 Why Software is Abstract
26-Sep-2010 An Open Response to the USPTO -- Physical Aspects of Mathematics
05-Jan-2010 The GPL Barter Cycle - A Graphic - [Article by pj but graphic by PolR]
11-Nov-2009 An Explanation of Computation Theory for Lawyers
31-Oct-2009 Correcting Microsoft's Bilski Amicus Brief -- How Do Computers Really Work?

Articles on software patents by others:

15-Jan-2006 Quietly Tying Down Gulliver - The SW Patent Fairy Tale ~ by Cristian Miceli
14-Jan-2006 Math You Can't Use, Ch. 6 ~ by Ben Klemens
25-Oct-2005 Software Patents are Like Smoking ~ by Marten Mickos, CEO MySQL AB
19-Apr-2005 How Software Patents Actually Work, an Animation by Gavin Hill
30-Dec-2004 Antitrust Law Can Curtail or Trump a Patent - Patent Lesson One, by marbux
18-Oct-2004 Richard Stallman on Software Idea Patents
12-Sep-2004 Richard Stallman on How to Fight Software Patents
01-Sep-2004 Patents - Why Free/Open Source Software Might Have Less to Fear than Non-Free Software, by Dan Ravicher


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