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US Supreme Court rules against software patents

Discussion in 'Society and Culture' started by ethics, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    In April, LWN reported on the case of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, which addresses the issue of whether ideas implemented in software are patentable. The ruling [PDF] is now in: a 9-0 decision against patentability. "We hold that the claims at issue are drawn to the abstract idea of intermediated settlement, and that merely requiring generic computer implementation fails to transform that abstract idea into a patent-eligible invention."

  2. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    That's huge. What will the patent trolls do?
  3. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    Hack all the companies they want to sue and change their names to XYZ Redskins.

    The trolls will win for sure then! LMAO

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