Amicus Brief Asks High Court To Ease Bilski Test

Law360, New York (March 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- An amicus brief is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a lower court’s decision in the In re: Bilski case, claiming the ruling imposes a far too rigid test on what business methods are patentable and puts innovations by software, finance and life sciences companies in question.

Accenture, a management consulting and technology services firm, and Pitney Bowes Inc., a mailstream technology company, filed the amicus brief with the Supreme Court on Tuesday, asking the court to grant certiorari in the case to...
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