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.
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