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Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

Supreme Court Decides Business Process Patent Case

A few weeks ago in this blog we alerted you to Bilski v. Kappos, 561 U. S. ____ (2010) because the case had the potential to be important in that the Supreme Court might consider the question of whether or not business methods qualified as “process patents,” — those patents filed to protect processes rather [...]

 

Are Business Methods Patentable? The Supreme Court Weighs In.

Venture and IT professionals are familiar with Bilski v. Kappos, in which the Patent & Trademark Office denied a business-method patent for a method of hedging risk through commodities trading. A patent application was filed in 1997 by Bernard Bilski and Rand Warsaw, which was rejected by the US Patent & Trademark Office on the [...]