Fixing Software Patents

Forbes Tertium Quid Blog, November 28, December 11 and December 12, 2012

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 01-13

13 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2013 Last revised: 15 Jan 2013

Eric Goldman

Santa Clara University - School of Law

Date Written: January 1, 2013

Abstract

This paper discusses software patents’ unique attributes, challenges in trying to address problems with software patents, and some ideas for fixing the problems with software patents. It was written in connection with a November 2012 conference at Santa Clara University School of Law entitled “Solutions to the Software Patent Problem,” and the initial version of this paper was published in three posts at the Tertium Quid blog at Forbes.

Keywords: software patents, patents, innovation

JEL Classification: O34, K2, O31

Suggested Citation

Goldman, Eric, Fixing Software Patents (January 1, 2013). Forbes Tertium Quid Blog, November 28, December 11 and December 12, 2012; Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 01-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2199180

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