Techdirt: Is There Still A Big Loophole For Software And Business Method Patents?
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 02 Nov 2008 19:49
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
As I said in my long post about the filings in the case, I thought an outright rejection of State Street that carves out a special exemption for software and business method patents is a bad idea. Instead, I'm in favor of a much more stringent standard for anything to be patentable. So, I don't have a problem with the court keeping State Street, but establishing a more stringent standard -- exactly what it did. I recognize that many folks who are focused on software patents really wanted a carveout exemption, and to them, this is a loss -- but I'd argue that it's better to have a more general standard than trying to carve out exceptions.
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