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Business method strategies post-Bilski

Managing Intellectual Property


The Supreme Court’s Bilski ruling has left the door open to business methods, but presents new challenges for those seeking to apply for or litigate such patents. Rob Masters, Tim Cremen and Brock Weber explain the risks, and provide tips to companies whose portfolios include business method patents

In Bilski v Kappos , the US Supreme Court said that the Federal Circuit had overstepped its bounds, and had inappropriately implemented a machine-or-transformation test as an exclusive test for determining the patent-eligibility of processes. While the Court found that the...


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