What Kinds of Computer-Software-Related Advances (if Any) Are Eligible for Patents? Part II: The "Useful Arts" Requirement
Issue No. 05 - September/October (2008 vol. 28)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MM.2008.81
In the previous issue, Stern traced the history of two "clues" to patent-eligibility: substance-transformation and device-implementation. This issue, he focuses on another clue to patent-eligibility that has received insufficient attention: the US Constitution's limitation of congressional power in the patent field to what it termed "the useful Arts." Stern explores that limitation and points out how it affects business-method patents.
law, patents, patent-eligibility, device-implementation, useful arts, business-process patents, software patents
R. Stern, "What Kinds of Computer-Software-Related Advances (if Any) Are Eligible for Patents? Part II: The "Useful Arts" Requirement," in IEEE Micro, vol. 28, no. , pp. 64-70, 2008.