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Tech Process Claims Post-Bilski: RCT V. Microsoft

Law360 (February 1, 2011, 1:33 PM EST) -- On Dec. 8, 2010, the Federal Circuit in Research Corp. Technologies Inc. (RCT) v. Microsoft Corp. issued its first decision applying the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2010 decision of Bilski v. Kappos to a computer-related invention. Bilski indicated that certain types of software and business method patents may be invalid if the claims attempt to cover abstract ideas, which are not patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101.

The Bilski court reiterated that laws of nature, physical phenomena and abstract ideas are not patentable under...
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