Shantaugoel: Microsoft Has A Problem: Software Patents Go Up In Smoke
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 02 Nov 2008 23:03
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Essentially, they are aiming to mandate a passing of “machine-or-transformation test” as a pre-requisite for granting a patent. This means that a mere “idea in my head” doesn’t qualify for a patent until it is put into practice on a machine or can transform the state of an object for a specific purpose. Am no lawyer but what the experts are making out from the long judgement is that many industries will be hit hard by this ruling. Especially software companies who own most of the software patents as business practices, and a majority of these would be found unworthy of patents as they would be found too generic and stifling for the growth of industry.
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