NetEqualizer CTO not a fan of Software Patents


NetEqualizer CTO Art Reisman has written several opinion pieces over the years regarding the use of software patents. You might be surprised to find out that he is not a big fan of them and refuses to file any Patent claims to protect the NetEqualizer technology (whose roots are in open source)

Below are links to several analysis articles written by Art for Extreme Tech Magazine over the last couple of years.

  • Analysis: Vuze’s Allegations Are Anecdotal, But Troubling

    According to APConnections CTO Art Reisman, the accusations of network traffic impairment leveled at AT&T and Comcast by Vuze are serious, troubling, and worthy of further investigation, but also mostly anecdotal at present.

  • Analysis: Confessions of a Patent Holder

    APConnections CTO Art Reisman weighs in with an insider’s look at what the patent process is really like. What was the jury in the recent Vonage-Verizon case thinking?

  • How Your Wi-Fi Router May Have ‘Hidden Nodes’

    If you’ve ever tried to connect to your office’s wireless network only to find that the Internet service has slowed to a crawl, you may be running up against a phenomenon known as the “hidden node.”

  • Your Wi-Fi Router May Have ‘Hidden Nodes’

    Deep Tech: If you’ve ever tried to connect to your office’s wireless network only to find that the Internet service has slowed to a crawl, you may be running up against a phenomenon known as the “hidden node.”

  • Analysis: The White Lies ISPs Tell About Broadband Speeds

    Insider Art Reisman, CTO of bandwidth shaper firm APConnections, reveals how how even the common speed tests used to evaluate your broadband connection may be spoofed by ISPs. Think you’re getting your full rated speed? Think again.

  • Analysis: Reverse-Engineering Skype Is Doubtful

    A recent rumor hitting the blogosphere has the world buzzing with the possibility that a Chinese company backed with large sums of money has cracked the Skype encryption codes and is poised to offer a competing product that can send and receive Skype calls. Art Reisman says he’s dubious.

  • Analysis: Reverse-Engineering Skype Is Doubtful

    A recent rumor hitting the blogosphere has the world buzzing with the possibility that a Chinese company backed with large sums of money has cracked the Skype encryption codes and is poised to offer a competing product that can send and receive Skype calls. Art Reisman says he’s dubious.

  • Analysis: ISPs Are Going To Eat Vonage’s Lunch

    Art Reisman of APConnections thinks that market forces will take care of Vonage far sooner, and more effectively, than any efforts to block its services.

One Response to “NetEqualizer CTO not a fan of Software Patents”

  1. martinzwilling Says:

    Art Reisman has written several good articles on software patent issues. I’m convinced that it’s time to eliminate the software patent process, and simply use the existing copyright and trademark protection for software. See my article on blog.startupprofessionals.com titled “Software Patents: Time for a Change” for specifics.

    Marty Zwilling, Founder & CEO, Startup Professionals, Inc.


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