10.03.16

Software Patents Are Against the First Amendment, Rules a CAFC Judge in Historic Decision That is Another Nail in the Software Patents Coffin

Posted in America, Patents at 4:44 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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… Jan Wildeboer wrote to us (and few others) [ 1, 2 ]: “Wow! Software patents can violate #1stamendment according to #CAFC judge! [...] Can’t get enough. Judge defines patent trolls. #CAFC level. Huge. Page 36…”

Some people are also writing to us about it in our IRC channels today. They want this subject covered.

Where is the news coverage about it? It has been several days since this decision and patent law firms are still a month behind the times ( McRO again), obsessing over …

02.09.15

The ‘Innovation Act’ is Not Patent Reform, It’s Corporate Amendment Strengthening Patent Regime

Posted in America, Patents at 5:31 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Only Texas might worry…

Summary : Prominent politicians in the United States say they are pursuing a patent reform, but whose? FRAND in the meantime suffers a setback owing to the US Department of Justice

I N THIS increasingly negative climate and depressing/chilling (to developers) atmosphere of patent lawsuits we are often told that a ‘reform’ is right around the corner …

09.19.11

USPTO’s Violation of the First Amendment, Competition Laws, and Spirit of Creation

Posted in America, Intellectual Monopoly, Patents at 4:04 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… dissociated from the betterment of society and instead dedicated to protectionism.

The First Amendment is said to be violated by some particular types of patents, according to TechDirt which argues:

Do Patents On Medical Diagnostics Violate The First Amendment?

We’ve been following the extremely worrisome Prometheus Laboratories v. Mayo Collaborative Services case for a while now. This is the case in which Prometheus patented some basic medical diagnostics tests, and then …

01.16.22

Links 17/1/2022: postmarketOS 21.12 Service Pack 1 and Mumble 1.4 Released

Posted in News Roundup at 7:48 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… in pursuing these objections. In order to overcome these objections it is often necessary to make amendments wherever the word “embodiment” or “invention” appears. It can also be necessary to delete passages or to indicate in the description that certain examples are not within the scope of the claims.

Trademarks

IP Court Clarifies What Constitutes Token Use For Trademarks Vulnerable To Non-Use

Russian law stipulates that if an owner does not use a trademark …

01.15.22

Links 15/1/2022: Flameshot 11.0 and Libvirt 8.0

Posted in News Roundup at 12:24 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… gun manufacturers out of business – voila! No more school slaughters. Who cares about the second amendment, especially when Oklahoma already ditched the first? Clearly, it’s open season on the bill of rights – most of which American morons oppose on principle anyway.

Elite Media Remember Lani Guinier as ‘Embattled’—and Forget How They Battled Her

“Harvard Law Professor Guinier Dies at 71; Known for Civil Rights Work, Public Service,” was the headline on the Boston …

01.14.22

Links 14/1/2022: openSUSE Leap 15.2 EoL, VFX Designers Are Using GNU/Linux

Posted in News Roundup at 8:15 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… to heart.

EFF Asks Appeals Court to Rule DMCA Anti-Circumvention Provisions Violate First Amendment

EFF Threat Lab’s “apkeep” APK Downloader, Now More Capable and Available in More Places

In addition to the ability to download Android packages from the Google Play Store and APKPure, we’ve added support for downloading from the free and open source app repository F-Droid. Packages downloaded from F-Droid are checked against the repository maintainers’ signing …

01.10.22

Links 10/1/2022: DragonFly BSD 6.2 and Mint/Firefox Collaboration

Posted in News Roundup at 1:48 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… Democrats quietly explore barring Trump from office over Jan. 6

Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which was ratified after the Civil War, says that officeholders who “have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same” are disqualified from future office.

Environment

Energy

More government funding for solar R&D

Arena’s latest $40 million R&D funding round is intended to support projects that align with the agency’s Solar 30 30 …

01.09.22

Links 9/1/2022: 5.16 Linux Kernel Released

Posted in News Roundup at 6:44 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… to be amended to identify the closest prior art. In contrast to other types of description amendment, amending the description so as to mention known prior art seems a relatively innocuous requirement. It is hard to see how the addition of a simple summary of the prior art could be detrimental to the patentee. However, this comfortable assumption was recently put to the test in T 471/20, in which the Board of Appeal considered whether an amendment summarising the prior art could be …

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