Groklaw: Bilski: What It Means, Part 2 -- Listening to the Dissenting Opinions
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 07 Nov 2008 23:32
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Other aspects of the changes of law also contribute uncertainty. We aren't told when, or if, software instructions implemented on a general purpose computer are deemed "tied" to a "particular machine," for if Alappat's guidance that software converts a general purpose computer into a special purpose machine remains applicable, there is no need for the present ruling. For the thousands of inventors who obtained patents under the court's now-discarded criteria, their property rights are now vulnerable.
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