Patently-O: Sarnoff: The Patent Act's Mention of Business Method Patents Does Not Mean that Section
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 31 Jan 2009 11:21
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Section 273 of the Patent Act mentions the possibility of a patent covering “a method of doing or conducting business.” Part of Bilski’s petition for certiorari relies on that section as an argument that Congress intended for Section 101 to cover business methods. That argument is a red herring -- The Federal Circuit's Bilski decision did not eliminate business method patents. Rather, the decision only requires that any claimed process meet the machine-or-transformation test.
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