UnIntellectual Property (UnIP): Patent for Computerized Bingo Claims

The United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan has held that claims related to a computer bingo game are not eligible for patent protection.  Since I am not a patent attorney, I will direct you to my colleague Charles A. Bieneman’s The Software Intellectual Property Report for his stellar analysis and commentary.

Nonetheless, I had to include this for two reasons.  First, it is an important patent decision and example of UnIntellectual Property.  Second, my mother is the queen of Bingo, so anytime I see anything related to Bingo, I get excited and think of her.  Looks like she, and anyone else, is free to use software to automate her number selections (which I know would include B-5…love you Mom).

Planet Bingo v. VKGS, No. 1:12-CV-219 (W.D. Mich. Aug. 19, 2013).


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