Patent Absurdity (2010/05/02)
The Free Software Foundation has released a short film about software patents called Patent Absurdity. The film features interviews with Eben Moglen, Karen Sandler, Richard Stallman, Jesse Vincent, and other people involved with the Bilski case.
The Bilski case hopefully will help putting a stop to the rampant practise of patenting applications of mathematics, algorithms, and other abstract concepts to real life problems. To freely quote Bruce Perens (panel discussion at WSIS in Tunis): Mathematics is a field that is discovered - not invented!
- Patent Law at a Crossroads: Bilski and Beyond
- Groklaw on Bilski decision by the US court of justice
- Supreme Court showdown for Microsoft and patent law