GavinBaker: Liveblog: TACD IP: Patent Reform
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Date: 15 Jan 2009 10:44
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So how can we get generally understable standards of patentability? Europe: some type of entities can’t be patented / US: history of software: committee during Carter admin was divided b/w copyright and no protection for software — but case law decided that subject matter restrictions were out / simplest approach to patent reform is to codify standard that information/processing can’t be patented — goes back to Jefferson’s stand that ideas can’t be patented / plan B: new examination ritual that leads to reject all patents on software, gene sequences, algorithms, data already happening: US: Bilski; Europe: patent directive
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