Bilski Decision Swacks Business Method Patents (US)


The much awaited decision of the court of appeals (US CAFC) in Bilski is in, with business process patents “swacked” (a word coined by my son – as in “mum, my brother just swacked me for no reason”).

We affirm the decision of the Board because we conclude that Applicants’ claims are not directed to patent-eligible subject matter, and in doing so, we clarify the standards applicable in determining whether a claimed method constitutes a statutory “process” under § 101.

(at page 2)

The decision is available here.  Some commentary is on Groklaw.

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