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Software Patents Need to Be Abolished

Paul Kedrosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Kedrosky

Far from encouraging innovation and advancement in the "useful arts," software and business method patents have become a quasi-legal poison pill.

The Expanding Twilight Zone of Abstract Uncertainty

Brian Kahin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Kahin

It has become clear that business method patents -- which might have seemed like a great idea in those go-go years -- are deeply problematic.

When the Refs Don't Make Clear Calls: The Supreme Court and the Unclear Path for Innovators

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

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...

John Paul Stevens Retires From Supreme Court, Bow Tie-Clad Lawyers Say Goodbye

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Bowtie-wearing lawyers and spectators dotted the U.S. Supreme Court chamber on Monday, a nod to retiring justice John Paul Stevens ...

An Important Patent Law Precedent Approaches

Eben Moglen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eben Moglen

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.