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New USPTO Test Could Limit Software-Based Patents

December 22nd, 2009 12:13 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

bizwriter writes “The high tech industry has been waiting for a Supreme Court decision in the Bilski case to decide fundamental questions, like when you can patent software. But there’s a new test from the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (PDF) that just became precedential, meaning that it offers new grounds on which the US Patent and Trademark Office can deny patents on machines that use mathematical algorithms.”

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