ITexaminer: US court throws out most software patents - Microsoft has a problem
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 02 Nov 2008 22:31
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Much of the patent portfolio of some of the world's biggest software companies has become worthless overnight, thanks to a ruling yesterday by the US patent court. The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in Washington DC has decided that in the future, instead of automatically granting a patent for a business practice, there will be a specific testing procedure to determine how patentable is that process.
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