Bilski loses, but the patent madness continues
Jun 28, 2010, 19:04 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"Once upon a time, the U.S. patent system served a
useful purpose. It was meant to encourage inventors and innovation.
Ha! Boy, was that a long time ago. Now patents, especially software
patents, serve only as bludgeons for patent trolls--companies that
do nothing but own patents and then threaten to sue or sue,
companies that actually do something with ideas-and big companies
to beat up on smaller ones. I had hoped that the SCOTUS (Supreme
Court of the United States) would do the right thing in the Bilski
case and slap both business process and software patents down once
and for all. SCOTUS didn't. While SCOTUS ruled against Bilski, the
Court left the door open for IP (intellectual property) patents
(PDF Link) to be granted.
"I'm so ticked off, I could spit."
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- A conference on software patents and free software(May 14, 2010)
- Problems in Re Bilski for SCOTUS(May 11, 2010)
- First, we kill all the patent lawyers(May 04, 2010)
- Our Tech-Savvy Supreme Court(Apr 22, 2010)
- Patents Roundup: Bilski, USPTO and Justice for the Rich Only; "Community" Patent(Nov 24, 2009)