Section 101 at the Federal Circuit After Bilski: These Process Claims Do Not Claim an Abstract Idea

LEGAL ALERT - December 17, 2010 By Malvern U. Griffin III On December 8, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its first opinion citing to the Supreme Court case of Bilski v. Kappos , 130 S. Ct. 3218 (2010) (hereinafter Bilski ). In Research Corp. Technologies v...

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...

Sutherland Legal Alert: Patents on Computerized Settlement of Foreign Exchange Transactions Invalid Under Bilski

By Ann Fort and Josh Curry In another district court decision applying Bilski v. Kappos, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has declared four patents invalid as directed to unpatentable "abstract ideas." CLS Bank Int'l v. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd., No. 07-974, 2011 U.S....