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We need to fix software patents, says outgoing Kappos

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In one of his final interviews before leaving office as USPTO Director, David Kappos identified “software and software patenting” as the biggest challenge for his successor.

Speaking to Managing IP before he leaves the USPTO this Friday, Kappos said: "There’s been a lot of controversy over the smartphone patent wars and section 101 on the software side and all of that is important, but there’s also an operational aspect to it."

He added: "We already have several initiatives underway, including roundtables on the east and west...

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