HBL    The Harry Binswanger List

HBL is an email list discussing Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism, and its application to today's culture.

HBL's moderator and regular contributor is Harry Binswanger, a philosophy professor and associate of the late Ayn Rand.

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On April 3, I attended the oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in _Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International_, which the Court granted cert in specifically to decide whether computer software is a technological invention deserving of protection in the patent system. Afterward, I was invited to do a "teleforum" presentation on the oral argument and the case generally. In response to questions from the audience, I ended up talking more generally about software patents, their fundamental role in the high-tech industry in raising capital and funding R&D, why these patents are legitimate, and why copyright law and other intellectual property doctrines provide insufficient legal protection for the value created in software.
     —  Adam Mossoff

Recent posts by Harry Binswanger:

  • 4/19   The feminist alternate reality
  • 4/18   Idea for a column for Real Clear Markets
  • 4/13   The other side of the story
  • 4/13   Sunday at the Liberty League conference
  • 4/12   London conference report
  • 4/12   Email lost?
  • 4/08   Is committee-standards the problem with hardware?
  • 4/08   I speak in London this weekend
  • 4/07   HWK Revision history
  • 4/05   NY Times is right on target about Hitler--NOT
  • 4/04   Who knew?
  • 4/03   The fallacy of retroactive self-evidency

  • -- Prior posts by HB --