Business Method Inventors Await Decision In Bilski

Law360, New York (October 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit expected to hand down a decision in the closely watched In re: Bilski case as early as this week, patent practitioners are waiting to see just how the court aims to alter the fate of business method patents in the United States.

While the case centers on a rejected patent application filed in April 1997 for a method for hedging risks in commodities trading, a decision by the court could have an impact on the ability...
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