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"Patents on legal methods? No way!"



Wachtell, Lipton associate Andrew A. Schwartz, writing in Sidebar, a newly launched informal companion to the Columbia Law Review:

There is something deeply disturbing about granting a private citizen a monopoly, enforceable by the courts, over a method of complying with the tax code or, for that matter, any other law. Moreover, no attorney wants to pause before advising a client in order to run a patent search to make sure that no one owns the advice she is about to give. And what client wants to pay extra to their lawyer to cover licensing fees?

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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