Saturday December 07, 2013

Supreme Court to Address Software Patent Law

In what could be a monumental decision within the software industry, the United States Supreme Court agreed to take up the issues surrounding the legality of software patents.

One final thing to note is that patents and copyrights are two entirely different things. If software can’t be patented, Microsoft still retains a coypright on the code of Windows, Oracle still has a copyright on Java, and it would still be illegal to copy a program without an appropriate license.