SCOTUSblog: Business method patents survive, by a single vote
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Started by: ggiedkeggiedke
Date: 28 Jun 2010 18:42
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Today’s short opinion is principally one of negation – it rejects an exclusive standard adopted by the en banc Federal Circuit. The Supreme Court concluded that it was sufficient to recognize the patentability of business methods, reject the Federal Circuit’s standard, and recognize that the particular patent before it was an unpatentable “abstract idea” precluded from patentability by the Court’s prior precedents. The Court did not otherwise elaborate on the proper test. [...] The upshot for the time beings is that business method patents survive, and likely are somewhat more patentable than under the Federal Circuit’s standard, though how much more so remains opaque.
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