October 30, 2007

How High Is the Patent Bar Now?

This spring, the U.S. Supreme Court made it harder to patent things by raising a standard known as íââ¬Åobviousness.ââ¬Â A lot of people had figured that this bar had fallen so low you could practically step over it. Now some people are talking as if thereââ¬â¢s no longer any point in getting a ípatentââ¬âbut thatââ¬â¢s going too far. Still, some existing patents probaíbly will fall by the wayside.

Link: spectrum.ieee.org


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