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Spillover Effect: Investigating Patent Implications to Open-Source Software Copyright Licensing

  • 03.31.10
  • Joseph Mutschelknaus
  • The Federal Circuit Bar Journal

Over the past decade, open-source software has grown out of the garage and into mainstream corporate information technology. In this article Mr. Mutschelknaus discusses what effect, if any, offering copyrights on innovative software for free should have on patent rights embodied in that software.

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