Amicus Briefs Fuel Debate In Business Method Case

Law360, New York (April 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As the Federal Circuit gears up to hear en banc a case over whether to limit patent eligibility for business methods and other processes, parties in the financial, technology and health industries are coming down on opposite sides of the dispute.

More than a dozen parties closely following the case submitted amicus briefs in the In re Bilski case this week, with one group calling for the Federal Circuit to affirm previous decisions that have expanded the categories of innovations that can be patented, while another...
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