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'Business methods' patents raise the stakes

By Peter J. Howe
Globe Staff / July 5, 2005

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For years, specialists in intellectual property have been warning that a spate of broadly defined patents issued in the 1990s covering ''business methods" -- ways of doing things, not classic inventions like a new mousetrap -- were likely to trigger a wave of costly lawsuits. (Full article: 763 words)

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