Lack Of Guidance In Bilski Will Spark Suits: Attys

Law360, New York (June 28, 2010, 11:28 AM EDT) -- While the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to preserve the viability of business method patents, many lawyers are fuming that the Bilski ruling offers a dearth of practical guidance and is likely to trigger more litigation over what is patentable.

The high court on Monday unanimously held that Bernard Bilski and Rand Warsaw’s application for a method covering hedging risks in commodities trading was too abstract to be patent eligible, but determined in a narrow 5-4 vote that business methods are not excluded from patent protection....
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