Licensing Business Method Patents For Internet Use Creates Special Problems

A 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?

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