Criticism Of Software Patent Quality Off-Base, Kappos Says

Law360, New York (May 30, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT) -- Contrary to the claims of critics that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is issuing too many low-quality software patents, statistics show most are thoroughly reviewed and are largely upheld by the courts, the USPTO's former director said in a recent paper.

David Kappos, now a partner at Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, said in a May 16 paper in the Stanford Technology Law Review that recent criticism of the U.S. patent system and calls to abolish software patents, spurred in part by the spate of...
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