PLI: Patentable Subject Matter: Data Transformation Claim Strategies after Bilski (Audio-only)
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 02 Jul 2009 13:43
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
As the Federal Circuit and Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences continue to decide cases on patentable subject matter by applying the Bilski test, practitioners find it more difficult to draft reliable method claims to software and business procedures. Still to be explored by the court are the limits of the exception they drew in the Bilski decision for methods that transform data directly representative of physical objects or substances. The example discussed by the court in Bilski is the transformation of x-ray attenuation data, produced by a computed tomography scanner, into a particular visual depiction of a physical object.
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