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Bilski v. Kappos
No. 08-964

Title:

    Bilski v. Kappos

Subject:

    Intellectual Property, Patent

Questions:

    Whether the Federal Circuit erred by holding that a "process" must be tied to a particular machine or apparatus, or transform a particular article into a different state or thing ("machine-or-transformation" test), to be eligible for patenting under 35 U.S.C. 101, despite the Court's precedent declining to limit the broad statutory grant of patent eligibility for "any" new and useful process beyond excluding patents for "laws of nature, physical phenomena, and abstract ideas."

    Whether the Federal Circuit's "machine-or-transformation" test for patent eligibility, which effectively forecloses meaningful patent protection to many business methods, contradicts the clear Congressional intent that patents protect "method[s] of doing or conducting business." 35 U.S.C. 273.

Decisions:

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Briefs:

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Counsel of Record

For Petitioner:

J. Michael Jakes
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Washington, DC

For Respondent:

Elena Kagan
Solicitor General
United States Department of Justice
Washington, DC



 

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