The Supreme Court has a chance to give innovation a boost this year by rolling back one of the country's most economically stupid policies. With the case of Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International, the justices will dive into the issue of whether companies should be able to patent computer software.The Supreme Court has long held that the laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas are not patentable. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey argues that merely adding "on a computer" or "over the Internet" to otherwise conventional processes like selling merchandise or sliding an icon to unlock a cell phone should not be patentable.
"I chose to be that guy who didn't issue the apology," says Daniel Elder. "Things went from there and it wasn't good."
And as many as 75 percent of middle income households face a tax increase under Biden's plan, even though the highest-earning households will pay the vast majority of the costs.
Retired Engineer Offers Free Expert Testimony for Flood Victims. Licensing Officials Threaten Him With Criminal Charges.
Wayne Nutt worked as an engineer for decades. But because he's not licensed, North Carolina's engineering board says that he can't share his expertise in public.
Biden's Latest Round of Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Is an Indictment of Federal Higher Education Subsidies
Thirty-five years after Bill Bennett sounded the alarm about student loan defaults, we still haven't learned a damn thing.