THEIR VIEW: Are business methods still in trouble after Bilski?

July 13, 2010

Originally published on The Record website. 

The patent bar and the broader intellectual property community have been holding their breath since the Supreme Court granted certiorari on June 1, 2009, regarding the case of Bernard Bilski's patent application.

Bilski attempted to patent a business method directed at hedging risk in commodities trading. The Patent Office rejected Bilski's application under 35 U.S.C. ยง 101 by stating that it was not patentable subject matter. Bilski then appealed all the way to the Supreme Court. 

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