The relationship between software and business method patents

Posted by Unknown on Monday, December 05, 2005 with No comments
Found in  this blog entry:
"Many people confuse the copyright that goes with source code with the patent rights that go with an invention.   The confusion comes from the idea phrase "patents on software."  It's a loaded phrase that can mean a lot of different things.  For example, protocols for interoperation such as TCP/IP and HTTP fall within the realm of software and such protocols could be patented (this becoming a patent on software).  But more often than not, software is an implementation of a business process and it's actually that process that's patented."