Archive for October, 2019

Why a Machine Readable Computer Instruction is not Abstract

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Even after Section 101 gets fixed, we will still be wanting a way to better understand the difference between unpatentable printed matter such as a novel and a patentable computer program consisting of machine readable code.  In my mind, the difference comes down to the essential purpose and value of the former being dependent on variable abstract notions forming in the human mind and essentially only existing in the human imagination, whereas the later’s utility is not in any way dependent on such notions, but rather its 100% predictable and assured activation of an electronic circuit to perform an electronic operation.



Edison Light Bulb Patent Invalidated

Monday, October 21st, 2019

This satirical post on patent just about sums it up when it comes to 101 jurisprudence these days: