The Supreme Court Should Say No to Patents That Take Old Ideas Away from the Public

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is exactly right on this one. Patents CAN be tools of crony capitalism. They should not be. We are also pleased to see the folks at R Street on board here.


EFF and R Street’s brief emphasizes the need for the Supreme Court to confirm what should be uncontroversial: to be patentable, inventions must be new. That follows from the Constitution’s mandate that the patent system promote innovation and technological progress.

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