Patent Examiner Interviews Post-Bilski

Law360 (August 5, 2010, 1:34 PM EDT) -- According to practitioners and commentators alike, the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Bilski et al. v. Kappos preserves the status quo relating to the patentability of computer software and business methods. Technology companies and those who advocate on their behalf before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office know all too well the challenges of this status quo — the formidable legal, technical and bureaucratic hurdles that must be overcome to secure meaningful patent protection for software innovations.

The patent procurement process can take many years and cost many thousands of dollars, whether or not the USPTO ultimately agrees to issue...

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