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Federal Circuit Reins in Business Method Patents

Nov 04, 2008, 11:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy B. Lee)

"Now, however, the Federal Circuit's attitude seems to have changed. The biggest factor, I suspect, is that after a quarter century of ignoring patent law, the Supreme Court has handed down a series of unanimous decisions overturning Federal Circuit precedents and harshly criticizing the court's permissive patent jurisprudence. That, combined with the avalanche of bad press, seems to have convinced the Federal Circuit that the standards for patenting needed to be tightened up."

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