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[FYI] U.S.: Retooling Business-Method Patents?


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Retooling Business-Method Patents 
Thursday, October 19, 2000 

By Robert MacMillan,

Special to Washtech.com Requests for patents on e-commerce 
technologies should be subject to stricter reviews, according to a 
bill introduced this month by Reps. Rick Boucher and Howard Berman.  

While their Business Method Patent Improvement Act likely will 
undergo some major retooling, as good an idea as it is, it's half-

Boucher, of Virginia, said that the bill is not intended to move 
during the final days of the current Congress but will be introduced, 
possibly in a different form, next year.  


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