Overview Of Monday's Oral Arguments In Bilski

Law360, New York (November 11, 2009, 6:57 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments in Bilski v. Kappos, a case that could reshape the scope of what can be patented and that will almost certainly have broad implications for the patentability of business methods. Nearly 70 amicus curiae briefs were submitted to the Supreme Court, underscoring the perceived importance of the case.

The case focuses on the validity of a patent that covers a commodities trading method. The question is whether the Court should uphold the “machine-or-transformation” test for determining the...
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