Bilski — Set Aside Your Criticism And Learn To Love It

Law360, New York (July 14, 2010, 10:16 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued its long-awaited decision in Bilski v. Kappos, a case that raised the issue of whether business methods are eligible for patent protection, i.e., whether they are statutory subject matter.

The Supreme Court affirmed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s decision that claims to a method of hedging against risk did not cover statutory subject matter, although the high court disagreed with the Federal Circuit that the latter’s test is the exclusive one for determining whether an invention...
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