Moglen: Bilski decision set back patent reform for more than a decade
Aug 12, 2010, 21:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)
"The US Supreme Court's recent Bilski decison set back patent
reform by at least a decade, one top Linux defender said.
"At LinuxCon, Software Freedom Law Center chairman Eben Moglen
said the late June decision — which extended to one business
process the same patent protections that traditionally covered
machines — will keep trollers in business and open source
companies on guard.
"Moglen said companies and individuals are now comfortable with
open source licenses and doing hundreds of billions of dollars of
commerce but the industry won't be able to eradicate trollers for
at least 10 years."