Medical Process Patent Cases First Big Test For Bilski

Law360, New York (June 30, 2010, 6:04 PM EDT) -- All eyes are on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as it gears up to consider a trio of cases dealing with the patentability of medical processes in the wake of the new standards set forth in the U.S. Supreme Court's Bilski ruling.

In Bilski, handed down Monday, the high court did away with the notion that the machine-or-transformation test is the only way to determine patent eligibility, while upholding the idea that an abstract idea cannot be patented.

Though the ruling preserved...
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