Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Sep 2012 22:01 UTC
Legal "No institution is more responsible for the recent explosion of patent litigation in the software industry, the rise of patent trolls, and the proliferation of patent thickets than the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The patent court's thirtieth birthday this week is a good time to ask whether it was a mistake to give the nation's most patent-friendly appeals court such broad authority over the patent system." Interesting.
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by Carewolf on Mon 1st Oct 2012 16:56 UTC in reply to "Not rogue"
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They are systematically ignoring supreme court decision and established law (the US law used to be very clear that abstract ideas and thus software could not be patented, and this had been tested in the supreme court before this lower court unilaterally decided it was legal, no written law was ever changed).

So they are indeed rogue..

Edited 2012-10-01 17:02 UTC

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