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In New Case, Supreme Court Revisits the Question of Software Patents

IBM 360

The front panel of an IBM 360 on display at the IBM facility in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. In 1972, IBM was a leading software patent opponent. Today Big Blue is one of the concepts biggest supporters.

Credit: Jim McKnight/AP

If you write a book or a song, you can get copyright protection for it. If you invent a pill or a better mousetrap, you can patent it.

From The Washington Post
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