New Patent Law Offers Few Pros, Many Cons


3. No Real Change on Software

Of critical importance to those of us in the information technology industry are software patents, which I've long . While this reform could have been a great time to deal with this problematic issue, that didn't happen. Only two narrow niches--financial products and tax strategies--are addressed in a limited way, but nothing broader is included to fix the problem overall.

Pro: Patents are limited or clarified somewhat in two narrowly defined business niches.

Con: Overall, the ongoing software patent debacle continues unchanged, and that can only .

4. Patent Trolls Unabated