HuffingtonPost: Too Many Patents? How Patent Inflation Plagues Information Technology
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 08 Feb 2008 10:20
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Under the intellectual leadership of former patent attorney Giles Rich, the Federal Circuit spent much of its first 16 years enhancing the prospects of patent applicants and patent holders. The highwater mark was the notorious 1998 State Street decision, which Rich authored and which summarily eliminated the longstanding exclusion of patents for business methods. (1) Suddenly, patents were no longer limited to technology but available for any form of human activity.
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