HuffingtonPost: Patents for All: The System That Could Not Contain Itself
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 11 Jun 2008 14:16
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Summary:
Quanta is the latest in a string of cases in which the Supreme Court has had to beat back the Federal Circuit's expansive view of the patent system. The big one -- the scope of patentable matter -- is yet to come. Last month, the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments in Bilski, an appeal over the refusal of the Patent and Trademark Office to grant a patent on a pure business method for brokering risk. Bilski's attorney argued that everything with "real world" effects should be patentable under Federal Circuit's 1998 State Street decision -- just any effect outside of the human mind. He argued that Congress could easily have changed the State Street standard but had not done so.
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