ThePriorArt: Why do any financial companies support business method patents?
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 12 May 2008 09:30
Number of posts: 1
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But why would Goldman Sachs, see recent Economist, or any other financial services business, support business method patents? Or American Express and Accenture, as Mike Masnick notes? Seems like they all stand to lose much more than they gain from patent licensing and litigation, with the threat of another non-practicing entity like DataTreasury. From an industry-wide perspective, the relatively recent arms race doesn't make sense. (and of course the big banking industry trade group came out critical of State Street). So why would any (profitable) financial company be opposed to rolling back the 1998 State Street decision that allowed business method patents?
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