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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."

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