[Fsfe-ie] EFF Project
ian at locut.us
Tue Jun 15 16:12:31 CEST 2004
Good for those already encumbered by software patents, but no substitute
for not having such patents in the first place.
I think its main benefit will be to highlight the flaws in the US patent
Barry Mahon wrote:
> EFF: The Patent Busting Project (EFF)
> The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Patent Busting Project is here to
> protect you from dangerously bad patents. And you can help us pick
> which patents we're going to bust first! We're currently seeking
> nominations for ten patents that deserve to be revoked because they
> are invalid. A patent must be software or Internet-related and there
> must be a good reason to suspect that the patent claims are invalid.
> We're especially interested in patents that target tools of free
> expression, such as streaming media, blogging tools, and voice over IP
> (VoIP) technology. Most importantly, the patent-holder must be
> aggressively enforcing its patent and suing (or threatening to sue)
> alleged infringers. We're particularly interested in cases where the
> patent-holder is trying to force small businesses, individuals,
> nonprofits, and consumers to pay licensing fees. Deadline to enter is
> June 23.
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