February 2013

Submit working code with every software patent application, EFF proposes

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has issued a proposal to the US Patent & Trademark Office that working code must be submitted with every software patent application and published as part of the patent grant. This is the EFF's latest attempt to ameliorate the problem of functional claiming.

Patent license covers reissued patents, Federal Circuit rules

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the US appellate court responsible for patent appeals), in the case, Intel Corporation v. Negotiated Data Solutions Inc., has issued an interesting decision regarding the scope of a patent cross license.

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