Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is an electronic civil liberties organisation in the USA.
However, EFF have not been involved with any campaigns to abolish all software patents.
 Bilski submissions
 Patents challenged by EFF
- 2007 Bogus Patent on Internet Subdomains
- EFF's project: "patent busting"
- EFF Tackles Bogus Podcasting Patent (targeting VoloMedia's podcasting patent)
- Patent office to review VoIP patent, February 2010
- Patent Office Agrees With EFF’s Arguments on C2 VoIP Patent, 23 Sep 2010
- 'Preliminary' finding invalidates VoIP patent, says EFF, 23 Sep 2010, NetworkWorld
- Preliminary Finding Invalidates VoIP Patent, 23 Sep 2010, Slashdot
 Is EFF against software patents?
Some webpages and blog entries give lists of harm caused by software patents. The clearest statement might be this, from a blog entry:
But the patent system, which is largely a one-size-fits-all program, simply stops making sense when we start to talk about software.
But they never propose abolishing software patents. It's always about trolls (which are only a small part of the problem) or ways to invalidate a few patents (which was never very effective, and is getting less and less so because killer thickets are replacing killer patents).
- http://chillingeffects.org/patent/ - On patents in the USA
- Jury Invalidates One of EFF's 'Most Wanted' Patents, 23 Aug 2010 (Detail: EFF wasn't actually involved in the case which invalidated the patent)
- Trolling Effects, an EFF site that publishes patent threat/demand letters
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