NEW YORK (
TheStreet) -- Ever since an appeals court held in the 1998 case of
The problem is that software consists of algorithms. It's math. Once you let people patent math, folks start turning everything into math and rushing to the patent office.
Two years ago, in a case called
Bilski vs. Kappos, the Supreme Court was given a chance to clarify this bizarre concept. In a split decision, which
Now the same United States Court of Appeals that heard
State Street is being asked to take a third run at the question,
Groklaw reports, in the case of
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