Supreme Court Eyes Business Method Patents

Law360, New York (November 1, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to take on the Laboratory Corp. case this week, the high court is suddenly in a race with the Patent Office to redefine the scope of business method patents in the United States.

As reported, the U.S. Supreme Court accepted Monday an appeal that relates to a business method patent that does not use a computer or software. That puts the Court in a position to beat the USPTO in clarifying for inventors and attorneys what methods and systems can...
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