Computer Programming and the Automation of Invention: A Case for Software Patent Reform

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@Article{Plotkin:2003:JOLT,
  author =       "Robert Plotkin",
  title =        "Computer Programming and the Automation of Invention:
                 A Case for Software Patent Reform",
  journal =      "UCLA Journal of Law and Technology,",
  year =         "2003",
  volume =       "7",
  number =       "2",
  month =        "Fall",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, Law, patent,
                 intellectual property, software",
  URL =          "http://www.lawtechjournal.com/articles/2003/07_040127_plotkin.pdf",
  URL =          "http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=503822",
  size =         "100 pages",
  abstract =     "Software differs from other electromechanical
                 technologies because of the unique process by which
                 software programs are invented. In particular, software
                 developers create novel executable software programs,
                 which are components of a computer, by conceiving of
                 and specifying such programs solely in terms of their
                 logical structure. As a result, computer programmers
                 need not engage in physical structural design, which
                 historically has been necessary to invent
                 electromechanical devices. This feature of software
                 development violates the assumptions of patent law,
                 which generally requires that electromechanical
                 inventions be conceived, described, and claimed in
                 terms of their physical structure. Patent law should
                 allow software to be conceived, described, and claimed
                 in terms of its logical structure to produce a better
                 fit between patent law and software.",
  notes =        "Boston University - School of Law

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}

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