Supreme Court Strikes a Major Blow for Patent Reform

Michael Feldstein, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, Apr 30, 2007
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is very good news. In a nutshell, the Supreme Court has ruled that a broad and common-sense reading of the word 'obvious' should be used when considering whether a proposed patent is 'obvious'. This could reverse any number of patents, including the odious Blackboard patents (what could be more obvious than online courses?). More on the Supreme Court Ruling.
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