EFF: EFF Asks Court to Limit What Is Patentable
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Date: 09 Apr 2008 10:06
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The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which hears all patent case appeals, had taken the somewhat unusual step of ordering an en banc rehearing of the In re Bilski case. EFF's brief proposes that the patent office and the courts should determine whether an invention is technological before even considering it for patent protection and lays out a set of factors to help make that determination. This litmus test will help ensure that the patent system is not used to monopolize everyday interactions and other human behaviors. It will also provide a more intuitive demarcation of patentable subject matter so that innovators and the general public can avoid infringement.
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