The long awaited Bilski decision was released today, and while I haven’t had the chance to read it yet, I have skimmed the blogosphere enough to know what it said. Basically, the Federal Circuit went a little too far, and the Supreme Court is reining it in, saying that while the “Machine or Transformation” test is one way of deciding whether a process is eligible for a patent, it is not the only way. Essentially, the court restated old law that states an abstract idea is not patentable. Certainly nothing new. More analysis, for the laymen, later – once I’m able to read the case.
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