| || |
Should be worried about these software testing patents?
I found some information online about these software testing patents, apparently some case is underway between some company Software Research and Ranorex:
I was looking at using Ranorex and came across it. The patents are on Google :-)
Seems like they claim they invented testing using a web browser and the Browser DOM. Will they sue us for using such products? Will they go after people using Selenium, WebDriver, QTP, TestComplete, Squish, TestingAnywhere? I have doubts!
Anybody else heard about this? Should be worried?
As a user of such products you probably shouldn't worry (check with a lawyer to be sure!) since most likely the company (looks like they are related to eValid Automated Web Application Testing & Performance Analysis Suite) is only going after the vendors not end users.
To be on the safe side, you could always check with E-Valid or the companies your evaluating (you mentioned HP, SmartBear for example) or post something on one of the Selenium forums.
Hope that helps
Unless you're a commercial tool vendor building on top of those tools, don't worry. There's a whole line of people with deeper pockets before it gets to you. Really, don't worry.
Thanks David, that put my mind at rest.