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Monday, June 23, 2014

Court Limits Software Patents, But Stops Short

Glad at least some progress was made here.  My opinion is it should have gone further to enhance  net creativity.   It may well have some economic repercussions. In Mashable: 

  " ... A unanimous Supreme Court narrowed the reach of software patents June 19.

The Court ruled that simply involving a computer in an idea doesn't mean it's patentable. The justices tossed out several patents belonging to Alice, an Australian financial services company, and the ruling could invalidate other similar patents.

But the Court didn't go as far as many patent critics had hoped, declining to strike down all software patents. Critics argue that a rise in litigation (especially over software patents) is suppressing innovation and limiting consumers' access to technology. ... " 

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