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U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Rejection, Says No Exclusive Test for Patentability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In a long-anticipated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28, 2010 agreed with the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that a method for hedging consumption risk costs is not patent-eligible and is instead an "abstract idea" ( Bernard L. Bilski and...

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....

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione: Supreme Court Rules Certain Medical Method Patent Claims are Akin to "Laws of Nature" and Thus Not Patentable in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc.

On March 20, 2012, the Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated decision in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc ., No. 10-1150 [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. In a unanimous decision, the Court held that Prometheus' method claims were not eligible...