Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday June 19, 2014

Supreme Court Says Patents Cover 'Abstract Ideas' Are Invalid

The Supreme Court says software patents covering abstract ideas are invalid. eek! Thanks to Nephtis for the link.

Software patents aren't dead, but they just took a blow. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that a series of banking patents didn't cover a concrete software process but an abstract idea, throwing them out and potentially setting a stricter precedent for future patents.