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May 10, 2008

Oral Arguments in Bilski Under 35 USC 101

Does section 101 permit patenting of "Business Methods"? The Federal Circuit held oral argument over the meaning of this fundamental statute, which you can find here. An article is here.

I understand the political arguments behind restricting the coverage of the statute, but the opinion which led to the current broad understanding (or, at least which confirmed the scope of the statute) isn't that old, and Congress hasn't changed the statute, and there was an enormous hue and cry about the earlier decision, State Street Bank, so....

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