BlackEnterprise: Why Patent Applications Increase in a Down Economy
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 23 Jun 2008 09:38
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Another element of contemporary patent law reflects the changing economy and revolves around the patenting of business methods, the subject of recent and pending federal court cases that are shaping intellectual property law. In September, in a case known as "Re: Comisky," the U.S. Patent Office held the inventor's method for conducting mandatory arbitration involving legal documents was not patentable, essentially finding that a business process that does not require the use or implementation of technology, but depends on steps of human intervention, can not be awarded a patent.
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