Patenting business practices

1. The US and EU governments should ask competition authorities to solicit public comments and hold public hearings on the policy issues associated with issuing patents on business practices, including those associated with electronic commerce, to determine if these patents are needed, or if they are unnecessary, anticompetitive and socially wasteful.
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions