TechDirt: CAFC Judge Regrets Decisions That Resulted In Software Patents
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 10 Aug 2008 20:44
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
As the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) is considering the Bilski case, where it may finally push back on software and business model patents, it's interesting to hear one of CAFC's judges admit that he was "troubled by the unintended consequences" of the lawsuits (State Street and AT&T) that resulted in software and business model patents being effectively allowed. While it's nice to see Judge Plager worried about this now (just as the CAFC may finally change it), it's a bit of a stretch to claim that the consequences were somehow unintended.
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