Patently-O: Professor Collins: In re Bilski: Tangibility Gone “Meta”
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 02 Nov 2008 23:06
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
The Federal Circuit has added a new twist to the tangibility test that has for many years played a role in determining patent-eligibility: the tangibility test has gone "meta." The tangibility of the formal data that is actually transformed by a method of processing information is not relevant to patent-eligibility, but the tangibility of the things that the data is about—the tangibility of the informational content of the data or the things to which the data refers—now appears to be dispositive. [...] To all those zombies who make a living off writing and prosecuting business method and software patents, I really hope you're enjoying the banquet. Soon the coffin will be nailed shut and the feast will be over.
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