The Circle of HOPE (2018): "Being Mean to Software Patents" (Download)
Saturday, July 21, 2018: 9:00 pm (Ritchie): EFF has a "Stupid Patent of the Month" blog series, which highlights some of the silliest patents and the most destructive patent troll campaigns. It has also gotten EFF sued - twice. People don’t like it when you say that their stupid patents are stupid. Fortunately, both times EFF fought back and won. But how is the policy battle going? Did the Supreme Court get rid of software patents in a 2014 decision? Is the USPTO still churning out terrible patents? Will Congress do anything? This talk will revisit some of the greatest hits from the Stupid Patent of the Month series and give you the big picture about the fight against software patents.