ASIC simulation and patents
Posted Sep 19, 2012 0:48 UTC (Wed) by Max.Hyre
In reply to: Study for US Congress outlines options against patent trolls (The H)
Parent article: Study for US Congress outlines options against patent trolls (The H)
I think the HW engineer is (or should be) simply out of luck on that one. I offered elsewhere a way to distinguish SW for purposes of excluding it from patent system, and mentioned that exact case. Simplifying, I think if the object under discussion (not instructions for it, but the object itself) can be sent over a data link, it shouldn't be patentable.
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