Episode 27: It’s All About the Software Patents

This is a special edition of  The Law Review: I’m asking Patrick Taylor, Software Engineer at Fastcase, to join us to talk about the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank case pending before SCOTUS re: software licenses. Patrick, being a coder geek working at a legal research company, is likely going to have a unique take on things I’m looking forward to hearing. And by to by, have you subscribed to the podcast and rated us five stars on iTunes yet? We’d really appreciate it.

Much of today’s special episode is going to focus around Dean Holbrook’s Op-Ed piece on Forbes re: the potential demise of software patents.  You’ll have to listen to the podcast for a synopsis of this episode, but the jumping-off point will be, of course, 35 U.S.C. § 101:

Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title.

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