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

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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.

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