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(me: patent agent, formerly a tech advisor in Google's Patent LItigation division)

I've written on this before:

https://albertcory50.substack.com/p/no-source-code-no-patent

https://albertcory50.substack.com/p/lets-vote-on-it

As both a software engineer AND a patent agent, I have a unique perspective on it. For most IP lawyers, asking if software needs patenting is like asking a barber if you need a haircut.

Software does not need patenting. We need to separate it out from "real" sciences like biotech, so that Congress no longer considers them together.

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