Real Estate Patent OK Under Bilski: AML To Fed. Circ.

Law360, Washington (November 9, 2011, 2:20 PM EST) -- American Master Lease LLC tried to convince the Federal Circuit on Wednesday that its method for creating an investment instrument out of real property can pass the Bilski test to qualify as a business method patent.

In January 2009, a California federal judge invalidated AML's U.S. Patent Number 6,292,788, agreeing with Fort Properties Inc.'s argument in its declaratory judgment suit against AML that “what is allegedly created is nothing more than an arrangement of conceptual legal rights" that may or may not be in a printed...
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