033: Software Patents
Do you write "new and original" code that is "useful" and has a "non-obvious function"? If so, your code may qualify for a patent. A patent can help prevent other people from using or selling your software. That said, which engineer among us isn't write new and original code every day? Software patents are weird and fuzzy and open for way too much interpretation. And, in the software industry, they seem to give "patent trolls" a lot of unpleasant leverage.
This week, the crew - which has absolutely no legal training whatsoever - talk about patents, copyrights, research & development tax credits, building software, job hopping, and best practices. And, if you don't care at all about software patents, level-up your view of the world with this quote from Adam:
People don't burn-out from too much work, they burn-out from too much unfulfilling work.
Notes & Links
- Software Patent or Copyright: Everything You Need to Know
- Legal Notes: What’s the Deal with ReactJS’s Licensing Scheme?
- How to Qualify for R&D Tax Credits: The Four-Part Test
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