The Patent Busting Project. “The new EFF initiative seeks to document these threats [to small organizations targeted by holders of bad patents] and fight back against them. EFF has pledged to file “re-examination” requests with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), asking the agency to revoke patents that are having negative effects on Internet innovation and free expression.”
the SCO lawsuit against IBM too much, but this story about SCO’s Mind-Bogglingly Bad Faith in Dan Gillmor’s Journal caught my eye.
have teamed up to put their money where their mouths are following the one-click hoo-ha a few months ago by opening BountyQuest, dedicated to finding prior art relevant to controversial patents. They put up a bounty to be awarded to the first person who finds an example of prior art (and I assume who documents and supports their claim).
on the issue of software patents: Simson Garfinkel, Patently Absurd, Wired 2.07.