The Trouble With Software (and what to do about it)


Should software be patentable? That’s the wrong question to ask

Posted in Programming by Ernie Schell on June 6, 2013

Marty Goetz — the man granted the first software patent in 1968 — says a true invention implemented in hardware is equally patentable if implemented in software. He has a valid argument. I have argued against software patents in the past, but only overly broad patents that define an approach that has never been implemented.

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