AP: Court limits 'business method' patents
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Date: 03 Nov 2008 12:19
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Because his process did not involve a particular machine and did not physically transform anything, the court said, the process was not eligible for a patent. […] Consulting firm Accenture and banking company Goldman Sachs Group Inc., among others, believed that processes like Bilski's should be eligible for patents. Denying the patent "eliminates a whole class of innovations from protection - business methods that rely on humans for execution," Accenture wrote in a fact sheet arguing for reversal of the patent office's decision.
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