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Let’s Get Physical! Australian Patent Office Wrestles With Method Claims

The Australian Patent Office appears to grappling with the requirement that a physical effect take place in order for a business method to be patentable.  This note sent by Bill Bennett of Pizzeys Patent and Trademark Attorneys raises interesting issues about the need for … Continue reading

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Bilski Claims Fail As Attempt To Claim “Abstract Idea” – Future Of Business Method Patents Cloudy

Today, the Supreme Court affirmed the rejection of Bilski’s claims. (Attached at end of posting.)  The 16 page Opinion of the Court was authored by Justice Kennedy, joined in full by Justices Thomas, Roberts, and Alito.  The opinion held that … Continue reading

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"LOOKS BAD FOR BUSINESS METHODS" — A note by Erwin J. Basinski

The Bilski case before the US Supreme Court came up for oral argument on November 9. After a couple of reads, My initial impressions are: 1. Most of the questions from the Justices (primarily Scalia, Breyer, Roberts, Sotomeyor, Stevens, Kennedy, … Continue reading

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By Paul Cole, Lucas & Co., UK The UK counterpart of In re Ngai is Bayer’s (Meyer’s) Application [1984] R.P.C. 11. In that case a claim to a package containing a known drug together with instructions for a new use … Continue reading

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