Thursday, June 9, 2011
Hot on the Trail: Business Methods and Intellectual Property
THIS POSTING TO BE UPDATED IN LIGHT OF RECENT PATENT OFFICE AND LOWER COURT RULINGS REGARDING BUSINESS METHODS PATENT ELIGIBILITY
It breaks your heart watching friends forsake opportunities assuming that their brainchildren cannot be patented. This happens more often than you might think even in tech-savvy Austin. As one Internet-based entrepreneur said, “All we do is simply find information on the Web, put it together, and make a profit. If that’s all it takes, everyone ought to be getting patents.” Another Internet-based entrepreneur stated, “It’s hard to see how moving money around the Internet can be patentable.”
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