October 30, 2008 3:35 PM PDT

U.S. ruling may curb business method patents

Appeals court ruling could limit people's ability to patent abstract concepts.
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Yes! And kill those damnable software patents while we're at it!

Posted by Penguinisto (5042 comments )
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I second that motion. Patents should only be for new technologies or applications embodied in new devices, materials or substances. Patenting a 'business method' is like patenting a new way of greeting a customer or a new way of arranging your merchandise displays.
Posted by tundraboy (494 comments )
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Hey! hold it now, we wish to patent the methods on how to get the "CONCORDE" to fly again - COMMERCIALLY. Never Say Never! :-)
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