Business Methods and Patent-Eligible Subject Matter in Light of Bilski v. Kappos
Roberto Manuel Suarez
affiliation not provided to SSRN
April 25, 2010
The legal, business, and scientific communities eagerly await the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bilski v. Kappos and many scholars, business leaders, and legal professionals try their best to anticipate how the Court will rule. Many patent attorneys and patent agents are drafting two sets of claims for their clients and the one they file will depend on how the Supreme Court rules.
For all of the opinions, articles, and conjecture, all one need do is study the law and look at the precedents to know that anticipating how the Supreme Court will rule in a case is akin to trying to gaze into a crystal ball. So, what will be the future of business methods as patent-eligible subject matter? Will the machine-or-transformation test stand? What will be the fate of the Bilski patent? An educated guess is the best that one can hope for in this situation.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: Bilski, Patent, Law, Business Methods, Patentable Subject Matter, Patentable Processes, Supreme Court
Date posted: June 24, 2010