Bonum Certa Men Certa

Managing 'Intellectual Property' (Managing 'IP') is Promoting Software Patents for a Fee

Managing IP lying

Summary: The boosters of software patents are so disingenuous and so shallow that they're literally being paid for it (it is all about litigation, not innovation)

Managing Intellectual Property (or Managing 'IP') is not a hoax site but a farce of a site. Yesterday, for instance, it spoke about "IP harvesting" -- being a site of litigation fanatics, who call lowering of patent quality to get more patents "patent gains" (same article, link omitted). What a bunch of jokesters. Weeks ago they made a bunch of highly misleading articles about UPC (what some would call classic "fake news"), they constantly whitewash the European Patent Office (EPO) -- both under Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos -- and they lobby for software patents in Europe on the payroll of litigation companies. Being sympathetic to patent trolls, who law firms profit from (at both ends, defendants and plaintiffs), is part of the 'parcel'...

"Being sympathetic to patent trolls, who law firms profit from (at both ends, defendants and plaintiffs), is part of the 'parcel'..."Yesterday we noticed advocacy of software patents from China (PRC). "Sponsored by" (paid spam) the author, the article by Quan Kang focuses on China but mentions Europe also (link here, but it's a paid-for ad disguised as 'article'). The author clearly understands nothing about the topic; maybe that's a "plus", as it makes the lying more excusable (or not a lie at all, merely "misunderstanding"). When speaking about "AI-related inventions" (the headline), the author speaks of algorithms spun as "HEY HI" (AI) for pseudo novelty's sake -- the same thing Campinos is constantly doing. "The first type," it says, "i.e. inventions by means of AI, is permitted in China currently. Inventions created by AI independently are not allowed yet. There are no clear standards on how to examine the second kind of invention. The principle of the CNIPA on this point is essentially the same as that of the European Patent Office (EPO)."

That's conflating the subject of the article with something completely different, which is computer-generated patents (basically something broad to that effect). "According to Section 6.3, Chapter 9, Part II of the Examination Guidelines," it says, "for AI-related inventions, technical features and algorithmic features or business rule and method features that support each other and interact with the technical features in their function, must be clearly defined in the claims. Specifically, besides the technical features and algorithm features or business rule and method features, the interaction and interactive process of the features must be clearly defined in the claims."

"They're basically just facilitating -- with new loopholes and buzzwords -- patents on software."Notice the words "algorithmic" and "algorithm" Here again: "1) The abstractive algorithm and its specific technique, in which the definition of at least one input parameter and its output results should be associated with specific data in the art."

And on it goes...

They're basically just facilitating -- with new loopholes and buzzwords -- patents on software. Got an "AI" patent? "HEY HI! Come on in!"

Recent Techrights' Posts

[Video] To Combat Efforts to Cancel or Kill the Career (and Reputation) of the People Who Made GNU/Linux We Must Rally the Community
nobody speaks better for projects and for licences than their own founders
Electronic Frontier Foundation Incorporated is Run by/for Corporations Now (Members' Money is Less Than a Quarter of the Money EFF Receives)
Facebook bribes
Links 09/12/2023: Dictator's Nomination in Russia
Links for the day
The EFF Should Know Better, But It Is Promoting Mass Surveillance by Facebook (an Endorsement of Lies)
What is going on at the EFF?
Feedback Desired
Feedback can be sent by E-mail
A Message in Support of Richard Stallman, Condemning Those Who Misportray Him
message about Richard Stallman (RMS)
Links 09/12/2023: Many 'Open'AI Employees Strongly Dislike Microsoft, Many Impending Strikes
Links for the day
IRC Proceedings: Friday, December 08, 2023
IRC logs for Friday, December 08, 2023
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news
Open Source Initiative (OSI) is Microsoft, It Presents Microsoft-Controlled Projects Like They're Everything That Exists in the World
They're not assessing the real data, they keep track only of projects foolish enough to choose slavery under Microsoft
Links 08/12/2023: Cyber Resilience Act in EU and Denmark Embracing 'Blasphemy Law'
Links for the day
Linus Torvalds Cannot Easily 'Offend' Companies Anymore, But Weeks Ago He Explained Why (Linux Support and Hardware Documentation Has Significantly Improved)
new clip
Links 08/12/2023: Tidal and Simplilearn Layoffs
Links for the day
IRC Proceedings: Thursday, December 07, 2023
IRC logs for Thursday, December 07, 2023
[Video] The Media Facilitates Microsoft's Abuse, Bribes, and Growing Threats to National Security
The failure of the media to properly and independently explain what's happening will continue to doom the media
[Video] The Next Ten Years of Techrights in a World With Changing Threats and Technological Landscapes (or Trends That Are Buzzwords/Cargo Cults)
The video of today talks about the site's (and capsule's plan) for the future
Wikipedia is Vandalism, Brought to You by Microsoft and Bill Gates
Reprinted with permission from Ryan Farmer
Lennart Poettering and Fellow Microsofters Turn GNU/Linux Into Windows, Expect Poor Reliability With systemd-bsod
turning Linux into Microsoft Windows
The Effort to Silence (Squash) GNU/Linux Advocates and Press Coverage
If nobody even mentions it anymore, does it still exist?
Links 07/12/2023: Climate Events Occupied by Their Enemy, Workers Going on Strike
Links for the day
IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, December 06, 2023
IRC logs for Wednesday, December 06, 2023
A Googlebombing Campaign Targeting "Gemini" Takes on E-mail, Too
Google can do Googlebombing too (the term is even named after it)
[Video] Microsoft Without a So-called 'Common Carrier' (Windows Monoculture)
Windows Has Fallen
Rumour: Major Finance Layoffs at Microsoft Next Week
If the rumour is true, we'll be hearing barely anything from the mainstream media next week
Links 07/12/2023: More EPO Patents Squashed, More Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine "Glitches" Found
Links for the day
Still Not 'Canceled'
Ted Ts'o, Jan Kara, Linus Torvalds last month
Google is Googlebombing the Term "Gemini"
Could Google not pick a name that's already "taken"?