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Law Follows Patents

Scientific American:

Georgetown University law professor John R. Thomas sees the case as a demonstration of how the patent system is being commandeered by private individuals who then go on to make their own laws, free from the traditional safeguards that prevent the government from abusing its power. This trend emerges from the willingness of the U.S. patent office to approve what Thomas calls “postindustrial” patents that cover everything from methods of doing business to human behaviors.

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