Bilski Ruling Could Signal End Of Fed. Circ. Tests

Law360, New York (June 30, 2010, 3:28 PM EDT) -- Now that the U.S. Supreme Court's Bilski ruling has struck down another of the bright-line tests devised by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, lawyers say the appeals court may be gun-shy about creating similar tests in the future.

Monday's ruling chided the Federal Circuit for adopting the machine-or-transformation test as the sole test for determining whether a process is patentable, echoing the high court's 2007 ruling in KSR, which found that the Federal Circuit erred in creating the teaching-suggestion-motivation test for determining...
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