Business method patents: Federal Court retreating?

Emmett J has dismissed Research Associates’ appeal from the Commissioner’s rejection of an attempt to patent a method for calculating an Index for using in financial investing. Claim 1 was for: A computer-implemented method for generating an index, the method including steps of: (a) accessing data relating to a plurality of assets; (b) processing the […]

In re Bilski

Bilski et al. have filed their written brief in their appeal to the US Supreme Court over the Federal Circuit’s disallowance of their “business method patent” – a method for managing risk when buying or selling energy commodities. Patently-O has a guest blog analysing the submission and quite a range of comments.