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Re: Software Patents

From: Lee Hollaar
Subject: Re: Software Patents
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 12:46:26 -0600 (MDT)

In article <> Bruce Lewis 
<> writes:
>rjack <rjack@com> writes:
>> This was an open invitation by the Supreme Court directed to Congress
>> requesting that Congress simply do its job --- *LEGISLATE*.
>Yes, but if Congress declines this invitation, then one should assume
>that the Supreme Court's opinion that software is not patentable is
>good-enough law.

The Supreme Court *never* said that.  Even in _Benson_, the Court said:
    It is said that the decision precludes a patent for any program
    servicing a computer. We do not so hold.
409 U.S. at 71.

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