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San Jose Business Journal: Linux group wants software patents made null

Dec 29, 2006, 18:00 (9 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to robt for this link. ]

" In the case of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and AT&T (NYSE:T), the Supreme Court will decide whether U.S. patents can apply to software that is copied and distributed overseas. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit -- a patent court that has a history of allowing patents on software and business methods -- first decided in favor of AT&T, expanding the international reach of U.S. software patents. On Microsoft's appeal, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case."

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