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

I've written on this before:



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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