Federal Circuit To Mull Patents' Scope In Bilski Case

Law360, New York (February 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Federal Circuit is using a patent case involving a method for managing risks for commodity providers as the means for re-examining the scope of patents, calling into question previous decisions that expanded the categories of innovations that can be patented.

In re Bilski was granted a hearing en banc on Thursday by the Federal Circuit.

The court invited the parties to submit briefs addressing several questions about the Bilski case, such as whether the method described in the patent claim is eligible for a patent...
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