Charles Bieneman
Principal author, The Software IP Report

Software Patents, Copyrights, Morality, and Pragmatism

Regardless of your philosophical leanings on the issue of software patents, if you’re in the software business, you need to worry about them.  A lot of people, such as the inventor of modern e-mail, are opposed to software… Read More

More on Google and Privacy

Google’s new privacy policy and terms of use are, as I have commented, scary stuff.  Two authors at Slate magazine, coming at the issue from the “open technology” perspective, recently explained why they agree t… Read More

Internet Patent Claims Invalidated by Texas Jury

In a case that has been widely publicized, a Texas jury has invalidated claims of two patents that cover much of today’s World Wide Web.  I won’t duplicate the detailed treatment that others have already provided, but… Read More

Is Software Patentable? A Look at How the Patent Office Answers the Question

The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision of Bilski v. Kappos, 130 S. Ct. 3218, 3225 (2010), failed to provide a clear test for patentable subject matter.  That was over a year-and-a-half ago.  Are there now, I wondered, any tren… Read More

Google's Dark Cloud

Even if your business does not use Google applications – even if you intend not to use Google applications – Google’s new privacy policy and terms of use could give Google scary rights to your content.  Any business with em… Read More

Upcoming Webinar

Bejin Bieneman is pleased to welcome former Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Randall Rader, who will deliver a talk focused on information and strategy a company needs to consider in pre-suit negotiations for patent licenses. The goal of the webina…Register

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