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Electronic Frontier Foundation

USPTO Demands EFF Censor Its Comments On Patentable Subject Matter 71

An anonymous reader sends this report from TechDirt: As you know, last year the Supreme Court made a very important ruling in the Alice v. CLS Bank case, in which it basically said that merely doing something on a general purpose computer didn't automatically make it patentable. ... However, the USPTO apparently was offended at parts of the EFF's comment submission, claiming that it was an "improper protest." Protest or not, the EFF denies in strong terms that the original comments were improper.

Comment can't wait to see it work on fox news web site (Score 3, Interesting) 375

It is an interesting algorithm, but who is to say the fact is correct? if many sites say the same information, the fact is more correct? if that is the case, then how much better is that from links. when there is more than one version of the truth (conflicts, spin vs fact)... plus not all information is facts... philosophical questions may have more than one answer etc... so I am definitely curious to see how this works out

Comment Exclusive: pix of Titan ancient civilizations (Score 2) 69

According to a news flash I just made up, NASA sent a probe to titan and not only found definitive proof of life there but they were able to take pictures of ancient civilizations of methane based life on titan... According to a new hypothesis formulated by the lead scientist on the mission, "This must be some very old fart" :p

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