What should be patentable? Supreme Court considers 'intangible' patents

Hawkins, Joe
December 2009
Enterprise/Salt Lake City;12/14/2009, Vol. 39 Issue 25, p12
The article discusses the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court case Bilski v. Kappos wherein the court considers intangible patents. One of the key issues in the case is whether 35 U.S. Constitution (U.S.C.) § 101 recognizes the Bilski commodities trading invention as patentable. The article points out that the case is in line with the prohibition against patenting algorithms created by the Supreme Court. The possibility that the decision could be applicable to other inventions is noted.


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