Fed. Circ. Revises Decision In Comiskey Patent Case

Law360, New York (January 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has revised its earlier ruling in a battle by inventor Stephen Comiskey to patent a method for mandatory arbitration, the latest development in a case that has tested the limits of business method patents.

In a ruling handed down Tuesday, the Federal Circuit granted rehearing en banc for the limited purpose of authorizing the original panel of judges to revise its September 2007 opinion.

The court then vacated its September 2007 decision, ruling that while the claims...
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