China View: New U.S. System to Review Software Patents
Nov 04, 2006, 13:00 (4 Talkback[s])
"American companies General Electric, IBM,, Microsoft and
Hewlett-Packard have joined with the New York Law School and the
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to inaugarate a new system
of peer review for software patents.
"The four companies, plus Red Hat, the world's biggest listed
open source software business, are the lead sponsors behind the
Community Patent Review project..."