Business Method Claims after Bilski: The Federal Circuit Weighs in on Abstractness

By Alexander J. Smolenski The Federal Circuit has recently provided fresh guidance on what is patentable subject matter. Its decision promises to get many computer-based innovations over the eligibility hump, but alerts inventors to other pitfalls on the path to securing patent protection. Addressing...

Mealey's Litigation Report: Intellectual Property -- Patentability Of Medical Treatment Claims Debated Before Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - One year after vacating and remanding a Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals determination that medical treatment protocol steps are patentable, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument today in the same case ( Mayo Collaborative Services and Mayo Clinic Rochester v. Prometheus...