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Evan Schuman: Supreme Court on obvious patents: Common sense isn't so horrible

Evan Schuman | June 25, 2014
Unanimous decision won't shut down patent trolls, but it will curb worst abuses.

I'm not certain that the mere idea that a patent needs to add something "of substance" to the abstract idea will meaningfully reduce obvious patents, but if it encourages federal judges to let common sense win the argument every now and then, it's a business win.

 

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