Patentability Of Business Methods — A Global Comparison

Law360, New York (March 27, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT) -- This article focuses on a comparison of the patentability of business methods in the U.S., U.K., EU, China and Hong Kong. The current position will be evidenced through a discussion of the leading cases before conclusions are drawn, to bring clarification to this complicated and evolving area of law.

Business methods relate to the processes by which a business operates, for example the calculation a business uses to hedge its risks or an automatic system for placing waiting customers in a queue. Business methods are frequently...
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