Chris de Villiers
Jun 10, 2009

Software patents update

The pace of change in the field of software and business method patents is rapid.

Apr 14, 2009

Software patents: where to from here?

Local firms involved in producing new software must educate themselves about patents.

Mar 31, 2009

Patented vs open source in SA

Conflicting government policies see support for both the patenting of technology and the use of open source software.

Mar 17, 2009

Comparing US, European patent law

It is easier to obtain patent protection for computer software inventions in the US.

Mar 3, 2009

How US, Europe deal with software patents

The software patent law situation in the US changed dramatically in 1998.

Feb 10, 2009

Can software be patented in SA?

The South African Patents Act specifically excludes certain subject matter from being patentable.


Software: copyright or patents?

Copyrights and patents differ in the domain of software.

Jan 13, 2009

Software and patents: clearing the air

Should software be patented, or free to the public?