The USPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences last week rejected a business method patent based on the recent ruling by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in In re Bilski.
The Bilski decision, published on October 30, changed the test for determining patent-eligible subject matter in the US.
In Ex Parte R Mark Halligan and Richard Weyand, the inventors appealed the USPTOs rejection of a method for determining trade secrets. Applying the so-called machine-or-transformation test - which...
Bilski cited in BPAI rejection, 01 December 2008, Eileen McDermott, New York
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