Advocacy Group Targets Business Method Patents For Re-Examination

Law360, New York (April 21, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation has launched a campaign to identify “illegitimate” business method patents and file challenges to each in the form of a “re-examination request” to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The organization said it is launching a “Patent Busting Project” to take on “illegitimate patents that suppress non-commercial and small business innovation or limit free expression online.”

"Patents traditionally only targeted large commercial companies," said EFF Staff Attorney Jason Schultz. "Now bad patents are threatening non-profits, small businesses, and even individuals who...
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