Slashdot: IBM Wins Most Patents In a Single Year For 2008
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 16 Jan 2009 13:09
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
The Federal Circuit recently ruled [patentlyo.com] en banc that if your patent doesn't involve specific physical things, it's not actually patentable. So at the moment any software not tied to a specific hardware device is invalid again. What Congress does with this will be interesting to see. They were taking up patent reform several times in the last session. Probably half or more of IBM's patents are on software methods.
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