Techdirt: The Fight To Patent A 'Paradigm' For Marketing
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 13 Mar 2009 19:03
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Slashdot points us to a story about Scott Harris' ongoing attempt to get a patent on a way to market software. Harris is effectively trying to claim a patent on a "paradigm" of marketing software for other companies. For a variety of reasons this should be unpatentable, and so far (thankfully), the USPTO and the courts have agreed -- but Harris keeps trying to appeal, claiming that a company is no different than a machine -- and if a machine can be patented, so can the "paradigm" of the company.
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