Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Jul 2012 11:52 UTC
Legal "The nation's top patent court has stopped a lower court from throwing out four patents on financial software, used to sue a bank dealing in foreign currency exchanges. The controversial opinion, countered by a blistering dissent by one member of the three-judge panel, shows that the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is in disarray about just what is patentable. An 'abstract idea' can't win a patent, but the judges on the court are in disagreement about just what that is." It seems that US judges are getting more and more vocal about the US Patent Mess. Interesting.
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by kwan_e on Sat 14th Jul 2012 15:03 UTC
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Forget about whether an idea is abstract or not.

Prove the "infringement" has caused ANY damages. How about that? If a patent, in being infringed, does not actually do any business harm (not counting the lack of patent licensing revenue), then it's a pretty good indicator the patent has no value at all.

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