Monday July 22, 2013

You, Too, Can Kill Patents of Software

Got a problem with patents of software? Follow Joel Spolsky’s lead:

There is, though, an interesting lesson here. Software patent applications are of uniformly poor quality. They are remarkably easy to find prior art for. Ask Patents can be used to block them with very little work. And this kind of individual destruction of one software patent application at a time might start to make a dent in the mountain of bad patents getting granted.

This could be huge—a crowd sourced search for prior art.