Software Patent Index

Executive summary:

BitLaw and the rest of the Interent contains a great deal of information on the patenting of computer software. This topical index provides one-stop shopping for learning about software patents. A discussion on basic patent law written by Dan Tysver is found in the Patent Section of BitLaw.

BitLaw's Introduction to Software Patents

Software Patent Source Materials on BitLaw

Software Patent Articles on the Internet

Patently Absurd
An article on patenting software by Simson L. Garfinkel published in Wired Magazine (2.07).
Software Patents
A 1994 article found on the CyberLaw web site on the Alappat decision.
Patent Protection for Software
By Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
Patents and the Internet
By Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
The Challenge Of Software-Related Patents
By David R. Syrowik and Roland J. Cole writing for the Software Patent Institute.
Patents for Software-Related Inventions
By Jeffrey R. Kuester and Ann K. Moceyunas, and found on the Kuesterlaw web site.
Software patents – Obstacles to software development
The transcript of a talk by Richard Stallman presented in 2002 at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory.

Other sources for Software Patent Information on the Internet