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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Unfortunately, there is little transparency in today's patent system. Indeed, the patent system is beset by information failure.
A major decision this may have determined that software is no longer patentable. If true, this would change the landscape of tech business. In re Bils...
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