28 years ago today: World’s first software patent successfully filed

And so it was, approximately 40 years ago, that Satya Pal Asija created Swift-Answer, a piece of software used for “full text, free-form, narrative, information input, storage and retrieval.” With his creation, Asija set forth on a quest to get his software patented — not copyrighted, mind you — in order to offer software creators the same protection from imitators that other inventors were offered. And 28 years ago, on May 26, the world’s first software patent was approved.
28 years ago today: World’s first software patent successfully filed

and now we find ourself in a world in which amazon.com patented a method of clicking a button to buy something from a website.

Author: Tiki God

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