Red Hat To High Court: Make Software Unpatentable

Law360, New York (October 2, 2009, 1:04 PM EDT) -- Open source software company Red Hat In. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's Bilski decision, which put limits on what business methods are patentable, and to rule that software is not patentable under those limits.

The company announced Thursday that it had filed an amicus brief asking the high court to adopt the “machine or transformation” test imposed by the Federal Circuit, under which a business method isn't patentable if it doesn't use a machine...
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