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Re: Software Patents


From: Lee Hollaar
Subject: Re: Software Patents
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 12:46:26 -0600 (MDT)

In article <address@hidden> Bruce Lewis <address@hidden> writes:
>rjack <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> This was an open invitation by the Supreme Court directed to Congress
>> requesting that Congress simply do its job --- *LEGISLATE*.
>
>Yes, but if Congress declines this invitation, then one should assume
>that the Supreme Court's opinion that software is not patentable is
>good-enough law.

The Supreme Court *never* said that.  Even in _Benson_, the Court said:
    It is said that the decision precludes a patent for any program
    servicing a computer. We do not so hold.
409 U.S. at 71.


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