ZDNet: The end of software patents?
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 05 Nov 2008 11:35
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
The open source community will be resting a bit easier - "abstract" patents, for business processes have been ruled out by the US authorities, at least for now. The US patent office rejected an application by one Bernard Bilski, for a business process and, after an appeal, that decision has been upheld. The issue was taken up by the open source community, and Red Hat in particular.
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