Friday, November 5, 2010

How cloud computing affects the future of software patents

Brian Prentice blogs with a very high ratio of gems to BS. This time he wrote about the way that the business of software patents will be affected by cloud computing.
The essence of that post is:
  • cloud computing hides most of the software (in a way that does not allows to inspect the software). The only part of the software that is exposed and can be inspected is the user interface (UI)
  • Since that in order to find a software patent infringement, the suspects software must be inspected, the future of software patents business will be in the domain of UI / design related software patents
Very interesting read

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