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11/3    Woah, did software patents just go away?
        http://itexaminer.com/us-court-throws-out-most-software-patents.aspx
        \_ In light of FN 23 in IN RE BILSKI, reports that software patents are
           are dead are greatly exaggerated:
           "[W]e decline to adopt a broad exclusion over software or
            any other such subject matter beyond the exclusion of
            claims drawn to funda mental principals set forth by the
            Supreme Court. ... We note that the process claim at issue
            in this appeal is not, in any event, a software claim.
            Thus, the facts here would be largely unhelpful in
            illuminating the distinctions between those software claims
            that are patent-eligible and those that are not."
           For those who are interested, the opinion (132 pages) is available
           at: http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions/07-1130.pdf
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