Today's Good News: Finally, a Limit to the Patent Follies
The Supreme Court ruled today against a Nestle patent on a test that helps doctors set drug dosages:
The high court, in a 9-0 ruling by Justice Stephen Breyer, said the patents were invalid because they made claims on laws of nature, which aren't patentable.
OK then. We've finally set an outside boundary: you can't patent God's inventions. That's a good start! Now how about if Congress eliminates all software and business process patents too? That would make the world a much better place.