Supreme Court To Take Up Bilski Patent Case

BY CCIA Staff
June 1, 2009

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider what types of business methods should be patentable as it indicated it would take up the Bilski patent case today. The Computer & Communications Industry Association is pleased with the additional opportunity this provides for legal clarity.

The following quotes can be attributed to Ed Black, CCIA President & CEO:

“The lack of limits on patentable subject matter as a result of the State Street decision has created chaos in the marketplace and provided fertile breeding ground for patent trolls. We have commended the federal circuit decision in Bilski as an effort to redraw the limits consistent with Supreme Court precedent.

“We are pleased by the federal circuit decision in Bilski because it cuts back on what has been an extremely problematic area in the patent system that stems from granting patents on abstract subject matter. We hope the Supreme Court will return to the wisdom of its earlier rulings and affirm strong principles about the limits of patentable subject matter.”

 

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