Court Greatly Limits Software And Business Method Patents
Very important news. Some sanity returning to the courts just as we get ready to kick Dubya out the back door.
This ruling will, however, send serious shockwaves through pretty much every industry — because software and business method patents are found just about everywhere. Companies that rely on such patents (such as patent hoarding companies) may have just found out their current business model is about to go away. An awful lot of patents are now about to be invalidated, and a lot of patent lawsuits may get thrown out as the patents do not meet the criteria set forth in this decision.