New PDF release: Inventing Software: The Rise of Computer-Related Patents

By Kenneth Nichols

ISBN-10: 1567201407

ISBN-13: 9781567201406

Since the advent of non-public desktops, software program has emerged as a motive force within the worldwide financial system and a big in its personal correct. in this time, the U.S. govt has reversed its previous coverage opposed to software program patents and is now issuing millions of such patents every year, upsetting heated controversy between programmers, legal professionals, students, and software program businesses. This ebook is the 1st to step outdoor of the highly-polarized debate and view the present kingdom of the legislations, its suitability to the realities of software program improvement, and its implications for daily software program development.

Written by way of a former attorney and dealing software program developer, Inventing Software presents a entire review of software program patents, from the lofty views of felony historical past and computing concept to the technical info and problems with real patents. humans drawn to the criminal element of software program patents will locate distinctive technical research of tangible patented software program, the felony options at the back of the wording of the patents, and an research of the convenience or hassle of detecting infringements. software program builders will locate how one can combine patent making plans into their usual software program engineering practices, and a realistic advisor for learning and appraising their rivals' patents and safeguarding the price in their personal. meant essentially for programmers and software program executives and bosses, Inventing Software can also be invaluable, illuminating interpreting for legal professionals and software program corporation investors.

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