Graham Randall: The End of Software Patents?
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 23 Jul 2008 11:33
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The board has ruled that a general purpose computer does not constitute “a particular machine” and, therefore, software processes are not patentable if they only run on a computer. The implications for this ruling are enormous and effect the entire software industry. The article explains how the Google PageRank patent will now be invalidated. Further confusing the situation, the board ruled, in a separate decision, that software process inventions distributed over multiple processors are patentable. How can this be?
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