Software patents: Letter of Donald Knuth

Auke Jilderda auke.jilderda at
Wed Aug 7 16:42:36 CEST 2002

Do you have links to those discussions?


Paul Rubin wrote:
> That letter was written in response to a PTO request for advice about
> whether to issue software patents.  They also held some public
> hearings where people could speak on the subject.  Most of the
> comments opposed software patents.  The PTO summary of course ignored
> most of these.  It's always easier if you know before you ask the
> question, what conclusion you want to reach.

Auke Jilderda
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