Mainly intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under

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 data thereby to identify a selection of the assets for inclusion in the index based.. Read More

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.

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