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How the Supreme Court's Bilski Ruling May Affect Business Method and Process Patents
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On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Bilski v. Kappos case. The Supreme Court held that Mr. Bilski's purported invention, a mathematical formula used to manage risk in hedge funds, is not patentable because it attempts to cover an abstract idea. The Court did, however, determine that business methods can, under certain circumstances, be eligible for patent protection under the Federal Patent Act.

Daniel Boots of the Bingham McHale Intellectual Property & Technology Group has published a white paper on how the Bilski ruling may affect business patents. Download the white paper here.

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    Dan is a senior partner of the Intellectual Property and Technology (IP&T) group (former chair 1997-2009), concentrating his practice on counseling emerging and established businesses in all areas of intellectual property and ...



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