Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Apr 2012 20:56 UTC
Legal "Abstract ideas, laws of nature, and mathematical formulas can't be patented under US law, and both Google and Verizon want the US Supreme Court to better define the bounds of that legal tenet as it applies to Internet technologies. Google and Verizon recently filed a joint amicus curiae brief in the case of WildTangent v. Ultramercial, asking America's highest court to formally clarify that an unpatentable abstract idea, such as a method of advertising, can't magically become patentable subject matter by simply implementing it over the Internet. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has also filed an amicus brief in the case similarly asking the court to assign understandable boundaries to patentable subject matter." This should be fun.
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RE: Good Luck
by l3v1 on Tue 17th Apr 2012 06:25 UTC in reply to "Good Luck"
l3v1
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2005-07-06

Also, if everything would be clear, the courts would have much less work to do.

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RE[2]: Good Luck
by shmerl on Tue 17th Apr 2012 16:29 in reply to "RE: Good Luck"
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2010-06-08

Courts don't mind that. But lawyers do.

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