Bad Day for Bad Patents: Supreme Court Unanimously Strikes Down Abstract Software Patent

Daniel Nazer, Vera Ranieri, , Jun 20, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Nice news on the patent front. "Essentially, the Court ruled that adding “on a computer” to an abstract idea does not make it patentable. Many thousands of software patents—particularly the vague and overbroad patents so beloved by patent trolls—should be struck down under this standard."

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