That's indeed one of the classic questions, which came up once more during an in-house inventor training I was giving the other day. In today's #askbastian video I make the case for software patents and explain why copyright does not protect software inventions at all: https://youtu.be/Fo-L7848KpI What's your burning question about patents for the digital … Continue reading Why do we need patents when software is automatically protected by copyright?
In this video I explain that the prior art is no different for a software patent as compared to any other type of patent. But there is one important difference when it comes to the validity of a (European) software patent: The different legal frameworks at the EPO and in Germany. https://youtu.be/0EowZVf_Yf0 Thanks to Alex … Continue reading Is it easy to invalidate a software patent?
Many think software patent infringement is difficult or even impossible to detect from the outside. In this video I talk about three ways to ensure that your software patent is enforceable. I also explain why the inherent "fuzzyness" of software inventions is actually an advantage. https://youtu.be/sl3VpGWF-j0 The question came up during a LinkedIn live interview … Continue reading Can you enforce a software patent?