Business Methods After Bilski

Law360, New York (June 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail, Sir Arthur is confronted by the indomitable Black Knight while attempting to cross a bridge. After a rousing fight, Sir Arthur cuts off the Black Knight’s arms and then informs the skeptical Black Knight that he’s “got no arms left.” The Black Knight, after overcoming his disbelief by looking down, rallies and states: “It’s just a flesh wound.”

Similarly, many patent attorneys are wondering whether the Federal Circuit killed business method patents in In re Bilski,...
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