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Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International

In 2005, the Australian company Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. filed a patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for a method of reducing financial risk by ensuring, through “data processing systems” and third-party exchanges, that counterparties make good on their obligations. In 2010, [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 5, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Elena Kagan’s record indicates she might be friendly to entertainment cases.

Finland becomes first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen.

Supreme Court decides patent door should stay open for those creating new business methods.

Alleged “Twilight” [...]

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SCOTUS Skeptical of Business Method Patents

On November 26, 2009 By Chris Lantz

On November 9, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Bilski v. Kappos. The case, whose facts were reported on earlier, involves whether a “business model” is patentable. At the end of the day, it seemed that the Justices were skeptical of whether the way in which a company does business [...]

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Supreme Court Grants Cert in Bilski Case

On June 5, 2009 By JETLaw

With the hype surrounding President Barack Obama’s first Supreme Court nomination reaching a fever pitch, it may be time to step back from confirmation politics and consider an actual case that the would-be nominee will face next fall. Intellectual property law may not have the mainstream appeal of sexy constitutional law topics like gay marriage [...]

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During the last decade, the world of patentable innovations has expanded to include what are now known as “business methods” patents. While there is an argument that business methods have always been considered at least theoretically patentable in the U.S., as a practical matter, this type of patent has only gained popularity after the seminal [...]

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