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Supreme Court to finally decide whether people can patent software

December 13, 2013

The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a brief urging the Federal Circuit to rehear the case.

“This outcome is incredibly troubling, not least of all because every day we conduct more and more of our lives online,” the EFF brief said. “Merely filing a patent application covering an idea that takes place on the Internet (especially without explaining any of the programming steps) does not somehow make an abstract idea (which is unpatentable) somehow not abstract (so it is patentable)

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