Statements, studies and press clippings on software, Internet and business method patents


Increasingly people are (publicly) recognizing that the PTO has been, is and will be issuing way too many software, Internet and business method patents that are invalid, and to a lesser degree, many invalid hardware and general electronics patents that are just as invalid. So if you have software patents asserted against you, there is a good chance that you will prevail in the long run, though often at a considerable expense that should never have been incurred.


On the other hand, if you are applying for software, Internet and/or method of doing business patents, you should know as much as possible about how to do so, so you can obtain the best patent possible - one that allows you to claim what you have invented in light of as much as prior art as possible, and with claims that won't be immediately rejected by a judge. At least, it will give me more of a challenge when you sue a competitor and they retain me to bust it. In general, given that there is little overlap between the papers above and the papers below, be careful.



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