Licensing Business Method Patents For Internet Use Creates Special ProblemsA U.S. federal court of appeals ruled in 1998 that business methods are patentable. Since that time, numerous companies have applied for business method patents to protect new technologies as a form of intellectual property.
The following questions have been addressed in this article:What should a company do when it plans to license a patented business method?
How are royalty fees computed?
Are their ways to prevent piracy of business method patents?