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The patent eligibility bar gets raised again [Innovation]

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Teska, K. ; Iandiorio Teska & Coleman, Waltham, Mass

Yet, for the fourth time in 150 years, the Supreme Court fails to clearly distinguish between an invention and an idea — Put yourself in the year 1850. You've just discovered electromagnetism–the idea that current in a wire produces a magnetic field. In quick succession you invent an electromagnet (a coiled wire wrapped around a nail and connected to a battery), a telegraph system employing the electromagnet, and finally, a rudimentary electric motor, including permanent magnets on a rotor and electromagnets fashioned as a stator.

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 6 )