Supreme Court Rules on Patenting Medical Treatments [Link]

March 22, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

Good overview at In the Pipeline.

It's hard to imagine how disruptive this could have been if this patent was allowed to stand.1 I don't just mean disruptive to a bunch of rich people fleecing a bunch of productive people. I mean disruptive to the process of staying alive. This was a grab to patent the process of saving someone's life.

  1. Now if only they had an opportunity to do the same for software patents. Oh wait.... While maybe, not as important, software patents still suck.