Ars: Analysis: appeals court unlikely to fix software patent mess
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Started by: ggiedkeggiedke
Date: 16 May 2008 15:15
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
T.B. Lee analyzes the recent oral hearing //In Re Bilski// and comes to the conclusion that "it's extremely unlikely that the Federal Circuit will have the stomach to formally overturn //State Street//. Even if the judges were persuaded that the decision was a mistake, they would be conscious of the fact that thousands of companies have invested hundreds of millions of dollars obtaining patents on software and other abstract concepts, and they would not be comfortable invalidating those patents with the stroke of a pen."
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