All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Patent law’

Twitter Publishes Patent Agreement to Combat Trolls

It’s sad for an engineer or inventor to see their work used as a ball-gag to stifle innovation. Too often companies referred to as “patent trolls” will buy up patents without any intention of using them or licensing them fairly. It’s a problem plaguing the tech industry and is decried by many industry leaders such as Mark Cuban and Steve …

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Supreme Court Limits Patents: No Natural Laws

On Tuesday, the supreme court unanimously ruled that they would not allow inventors or corporations to patent discoveries based on “laws of nature”. The decision came out of an application by Nestle S.A. unit Prometheus Laboratories Inc. that involved a method which allowed physicians to regulate dosages on medication for patients with Crohn’s disease. Essentially, they wouldn’t allow the methods …

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