Eric Gould Bear

Recent Articles by

False Distinctions Between Hardware and Software Patents are Not the Answer

From an end-user’s perspective, it shouldn’t matter whether the normalization is done in hardware, in software or in a combination of hardware and software. And from the perspective of an interface designer, one would expect to be able to protect an invention that takes raw data from human input and causes a computer to scroll “intuitively” irrespective of whether implemented in hardware, software or a combination thereof. But therein lies our current §101 case law predicament.