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Federal Circuit affirms patentability of business methods

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In its eagerly awaited decision in In re Bilski, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reaffirmed its finding in State St that business methods are patentable in the same way as any other process or method

Writing the judgment for a majority of the 12 judges, Chief Judge Paul Michel said (in a footnote): "Although invited to do so by several amici,...

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