Techcrunch: Your Business Method Patent Has Just Been Invalidated
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 04 Nov 2008 14:04
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
If you are one of the recipients of the 1,330 business method patents issued in the U.S. last year, or the thousands more that have been issued rampantly and indiscriminately over the past decade, you are probably out of luck. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. ruled today that business methods are not patentable unless they meet fairly narrow rules. What this means for Internet companies and patent trolls alike is that many of their existing patents may be invalid—at least until the case is heard by the Supreme Court, assuming it is appealed.
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