Patents: A Big Day For Business Process

Yesterday the US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals handed down its judgment in the Bernard Bilski and Rand Warsaw case – the appeal was thrown out with the court finding that the hedge fund system was not patentable.

There are conflicting views amongst the legal community as to the effect of this decision on process or method patents. You can read two here and here.

Personally, I’m going to dust off my lawyer’s robe and wig for Halloween and take the weekend to read the entire judgment and form my own views.

One thing is clear though – the case will go on appeal to the US Supreme Court.

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