Sorry if this isn't very clear, and/or if this is a naive
question, but I'm not an experienced developer, and definitely not
a patent expert.
Specifically, I'm wondering if a developer can patent
something created with Actionscript?
Could you file for a patent for specific lines of code within
Could you file for a patent for the application as a whole,
if it included Actionscript as part of it?
I understand that you could try to copyright or patent the
concept, but in this case it would essentially have to be the lines
of code itself; the idea/concept has too many examples of prior
art. I guess it would fall under a "utility" patent? (
USPTO Description of
Unfortunately I shouldn't give out the specifics of the
situation, but I'm more or less hoping to hear you can NOT patent
lines of code written in Actionscript as part of a web application
Reading the Adobe EULA didn't seem to clarify whether or not
Adobe owns intellectual property rights to "End User Products"
created with their products...if that is clear somewhere in the
license, please point me to it.