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December 18, 2007


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Gabe Wachob

Wouldn't it be cool if *every* software patent was subject to this sort of review? That is, required by statute...


Fighting for good quality software patents is silly.

Subject matter exclusion is the solution.

PtP does not have the right incentives.

Jason Schultz

@zoobab - I disagree. While there are certainly good reasons to fight to exclude software as patentable subject matter, we can't ignore the reality that these patents are being granted every day and affecting innovators all across the technology spectrum. Plus, it doesn't take much effort (if you know of prior art) to post it on PtP, so the investment is pretty low and the outcome real and significant. In other words, there's no reason we can't fight the war on both fronts, IMO.

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