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The Supreme Court Gets Another Chance to Kill Software Patents in the United States

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http://techrights.org – Summary: North American patents on software are at stake again, but Microsoft is unlikely to let them burst into flames JOHN PAUL STEVENS (ABOVE) RETIRED after ruling along with his colleagues in the Bilski case. An opportunity to kill software patents was essentially lost (depending on whose interpretation of the case is embraced.) The law in the United States matters a lot at least as a precedence, for reasons that Wikileaks helps show this month (more on that later). We’ll cover software patents in Europe in a subsequent post because there is a lot of ugly stuff going on there, nota (General)