Groklaw: The Bilski Decision Is In: Buh-Bye [Most] Business Methods Patents - As text & updated 4Xs
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 02 Nov 2008 19:47
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
You'll particularly enjoy the dissent by Judge Mayer. Here's one taste: "The patent system is intended to protect and promote advances in science and technology, not ideas about how to structure commercial transactions... Affording patent protection to business methods lacks constitutional and statutory support, serves to hinder rather than promote innovation and usurps that which rightfully belongs in the public domain... State Street has launched a legal tsunami....Patents granted in the wake of State Street have ranged from the somewhat ridiculous to the truly absurd.
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