Bilski v. Doll

http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2009/06/bilski.html

Victoria Henson-Apollonio recently sent me the above link saying: “this is a big deal, a very big deal….” In fact, another indicator of it’s importance is the existence of its own dedicated Wikipedia page

The story dates back to 1997 and an original patent application including business method claims.  It has progressed to the situation reported on PatentlyO this month whereby:

“the Supreme Court has granted certiorari in …[this] important case challenging the scope of patentable subject matter.”

The Patently O blog has been updating coverage on this case since February 2008 so visit the lead link for the list of their previous posts on this matter.

Also, in their usual no-nonsense style, the IP Kat posted an update on the situation.  IPKat said:

“Whether this will sort out the mess that the USPTO is currently in about the boundaries of patentability is anyone’s guess.”

Clearly a case to be watching!

Advertisements

2 responses to “Bilski v. Doll

  1. I have not followed it but will look into it…

  2. The USPTO has published a page with detailed information about the case.
    http://www.uspto.gov/main/homepagenews/2009jun26.htm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s