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Law360, New York (June 28, 2010) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday narrowly ruled that business methods are eligible for patent protection, ending months of speculation as to how the court might lean in Bilski. Law360 asked leading intellectual property attorneys to weigh in on the scope and significance of the ruling.
David Leichtman, Partner, New York, weighs in on the scope and significance of the ruling:
"While the result upholding the invalidity of the specific patent claims at issue was not unexpected, the clarity of a bright-line test that some had hoped a unified Supreme Court would provide did not materialize. By keeping the standard flexible, the Supreme Court left the door open for the allowance of method patents on future innovative technologies that may not have met the Federal Circuit's strict machine-or-transformation test. The challenge thus will be put to practitioners, the PTO and the district courts to distill what it means for the specific matters confronting them."
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IP Lawyers React To Bilski's Long-Awaited Arrival
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