Software patent reform just died in the House, thanks to IBM and Microsoft

Bill Gates receives a lot of credit for his humanitarian work; but at least part of that wealth seems ill-gotten.

Patent trolls get a good kicking

Mass suing by copyright trolls could be about to be consigned to the dustbin of legal history, according to the Mail Tribune .

Rackspace puts trollers on the rack

Rackspace wants to end the terror campaign on IT by patent trolls by following them to their lair and killing them with fire.

New Zealand bans software patents

New Zealand is passing a law which makes most software unpatentable. The only exception, added yesterday in an amendment, is to allow patents on inventions that contain embedded software.