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Analysis: Why Bilski could be a blow to business methods

Eileen McDermott, New York

The Supreme Court’s judgment in Bilski v Kappos will present new challenges for business method patents in both prosecution and litigation, say lawyers

The Court's ruling in Bilski - delivered on the last day of the Court's term - affirmed the Federal Circuit's view that the invention at issue did not constitute patent eligible subject matter because it was geared to an abstract idea.


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