Bilski: What It Means, Part 1 -- Red Hat on What It Means for FOSS
Nov 04, 2008, 15:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)
"There has to be either a particular machine or a transformation
in the process. So pure "ideas" or "mental processes" are over.
That means most business methods patents are no longer valid
because they are outside the parameters of what is eligible for
patenting. In simple terms, it means this:
"The End for the stupidest of the stupid patents.
"Yay! It means that the tide is turning. There could still be an
appeal of Bilski, and even without one, there are ways to chip away
at this decision's new standard for patentability, to try to get
over the new turnstile, so to speak, and strategies on how to do
that have begun already. I've spent the days since the decision
issued researching for you, so I can explain Bilski to you. There
is too much material for just one article. So, I'll break it up
into parts. My purpose is to make sure you understand fully, so you
can be helpful with your ideas and so you can explain this issue to
others, so they understand what is involved for FOSS."