USA Today: Software patent case arrives at Supreme Court
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Started by: ggiedkeggiedke
Date: 09 Nov 2009 18:18
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Summary:
With the tech industry looking on, the Supreme Court today will explore what types of inventions should be eligible for a patent in a pivotal case that could undermine such legal protections for software. A ruling that sides with the Patent Office could bar patents on processes and methods of doing business, such as online shopping techniques, medical diagnostic tests and procedures for executing trades on Wall Street. And it might even undercut patents on software.
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