High Tech And The Supreme Court

Law360, New York (July 27, 2010, 12:33 PM EDT) -- The recently concluded U.S. Supreme Court term provides important insights into the court’s fundamental approach to legal questions raised by modern technology. In Ontario v. Quon, the Supreme Court considered the scope of the right to privacy in the context of employer-issued communications devices. In Bilski v. Kappos, the Supreme Court considered the scope of the availability of patent protection for processes, a protection of great importance to many in the high technology sector.

Taken together, the court’s disposition of these cases suggests the court will...
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