NYT: Business Methods Patents on the line in "Bilski"-case?
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Date: 06 Mar 2008 20:49
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Now the patent law community is closely watching one case in particular and speculating that federal judges could invalidate business method patents sometime this year. The case, generally known as re Bilski, involves a method for managing the risk of bad weather to crops by making hedged trades in the commodities markets. [...] “Bilski will be a closely followed appeal, as the Federal Circuit may be looking to overturn past precedent,” says patent litigator Alan Fisch of Kaye Scholer, a law firm in Washington, D.C. “This case has the potential to end business method patents as we know them today.”
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