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  • Oh No. This is terrible - Patent Board Eliminates "Technological Arts" Requirement For Business Method Patents
    10/17/2005 3:49PM
    Ummm, in the terrible news category:

    "From the article: "Our determination is that there is currently no judicially recognized separate "technological arts" test to determine patent eligible subject matter under 101. We decline to create one. Therefore, it is apparent that the examiner's rejection can not be sustained.""

    Namely, a business model can now be patented even if it does not involve a computer. How long before 7/11 and QuickMart duke it out over "method to accept cash payment from a customer using a cashier?".

    Ridiculous.

    You can read the full article here.