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Inventors Corner: What makes an invention patentable?

Continuing with the series of basic questions about patents, the eighth question is: What makes an invention patentable? In order to grant a patent on an invention, a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office must determine that the elements …
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Top patent court struggles to decide when software is patentable (Timothy B. Lee/Ars Technica)

Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Top patent court struggles to decide when software is patentable  —  This week, let’s turn down a patent.  —  Nicu Buculei  —  The US court responsible for hearing patent appeals is showing fresh signs of disarray over the question of when software-based “inventions” can be patented.

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