Patent Law

EFF Gets $500,000 to Work on Software Patent Reform

Mark Cuban and Minecraft creator chip in

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Minecraft creator Markus Persson, aka Notch, and entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban have donated $500,000 to the EFF for software patent reform.

The announcement, made on the EFF's site, indicates that the donation is going towards hiring attorneys and other efforts to push for a reform of the entire software patent system, from education to litigation.

Cuban's donation creates a new position for EFF Staff Attorney Julie Samuels that is entitled, no joke, 'The Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents'.