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As a general rule
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, July 20 2012 @ 07:23 AM EDT
In other words, the inventive concept cannot be in the software for this general rule to apply.
IANAL (and never had my mind molded by Professor Kingsfield) but to my non-lawyerly mind I read that very similarly to you. My formulation was the software couldn't be the entire invention but plugging in some particular functionality accomplished by software as part of a larger process was acceptable and did not require details about the software to be disclosed. Using software within that context might be inventive, but not the software itself. I believe that interpretation would blow most "software patents" out of the water.

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As a general rule
Authored by: PolR on Friday, July 20 2012 @ 10:15 AM EDT
This is not how I read it. See my other comment. This is about enablement. This is how much disclosure is required in a software patent.

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