Patent world gone crazy - share your opinions regarding Bilski case!

The big moment is finally arrived - US Supreme Court made their decision regarding software and business method patents (Bilski v. Kappos case).

I have never seen such madness regarding patents or intellectual property in Twitter - tens of tweets per minute! Seems that it is even more popular than World Cup at the moment :) But this is great way to see opinions around the world. Check this out:

US Supreme Court's blog is down.

In addition there are also special pages for latest Bilski news from Digg, Youtube, blogosphere, etc:;;

And of course discussions in Facebook :)

What do you think about it?

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Comment by Leo Siemann on June 30, 2010 at 10:36am
I got to agree Mikk. There are two sides on this coin and therefore money speaks louder. If apple wasn't taken to the court , would of Kane Kramer got his glory back as inventor of digital audio player ? /
Anyway, most inventors are linked to industry and need its support to do the stuff. They need money. In return industry or university takes their IP and if lucky they get some of it. All is dandy by the employment conditions and therefore smart companies like Google buy brains in and keep them for sensible return.
Comment by Mikk Putk on June 30, 2010 at 10:03am
Yes, but private inventors are only small part of all patent applicants. Here is great post on the other hand ( "startup executives reported that nearly 70% of venture capital firms and 50% of angel investors said that patents were important to their investment decisions."
So, your point, that big corporations overtake them as soon as possible is rather good, isn't it? Inventor gets some money to invest in his other inventions?
Comment by Leo Siemann on June 30, 2010 at 9:53am
I guess its not just this case, Whole patent system needs revamp as it is not inventor friendly as it should be! Current system clearly holds back the progress of technologies and puts inventors into akward position. At the same time big corporations spying on these little inventors and overtake them as soon there is a chance ...
Sad indeed.


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