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.
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...