Archive for March, 2013

Software patents too slow to keep up with software innovation? NOT!

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

This posting is for those that say software innovation moves too fast to be protected by a slow moving patent system.  The demo in the hyperlink below was presented to about 1000 computer professionals in Silicon Valley in 1968.  Englehart has been a prolific inventor in computer sciences of everything from the mouse to GUI to word processing, and it’s all on this demo.  Nearly 50 years later the mouse-driven, word processing interface lives on.  Had Englehart filed a patent in 1968 it would have been nearly expired by the time the technology he invented made it to the commercial market.