Casulties of War

Hanabi is copyrighted, but sad gothloli in france is probably patented, too.

Last week, the potentially landmark lawsuit LabCorp v. Metabolite got dropped from the US Supreme Court. The three dissents were hell bent on kicking patentability back a notch, and I am with them. However I think everyone who is actually practicing patent law would prefer to let the sleeping beast sleep for some more.

But I guess we shouldn’t speak too fast. In the mid-to-late 1900s we’ve had some serious caselaw over what is obvious in respect to what can be patented. Needless to say it’s a big, grey mucky area that no one can say for sure all the time. As a subscriber of the future curve theory of social and scientific progress, I feel like a war profiteer, going into this industry during such a time of unrest. Indeed times have changed, will our jurisprudence remain?

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