Far from encouraging innovation and advancement in the "useful arts," software and business method patents have become a quasi-legal poison pill.
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It has become clear that business method patents -- which might have seemed like a great idea in those go-go years -- are deeply problematic.
Not being a soccer fan myself, I cannot fully appreciate the various tweets, articles and quips on the calls made by the referees during the 2010 Worl...
Patent law cannot award ownership of facts of nature, or mere mental activities, or algorithms: the US Supreme Court has been unambiguous on that point for more than 150 years.
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