Reuters: Appeals court rejects business method patents
Forum » Resources / News picks » Reuters: Appeals court rejects business method patents
Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 30 Oct 2008 18:43
Number of posts: 1
rss icon RSS: New posts
Summary:
A U.S. patent appeals court ruled on Thursday that business methods, such as Amazon.com Inc's one-click to buy goods on the Internet, cannot be patented. The case was closely watched by software makers, Internet companies, investment houses and other businesses. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said the patent application in question -- a method for reducing the risk of sudden changes in energy costs -- was not a machine and did not result in a transformation, both standards set by the U.S. Supreme Court for patentability.
New Post