During two Managing IP-hosted webcasts last month, participants discussed the implications of the In re Bilski decision in the US and Chinese litigation tactics.
Managing IP last month hosted webcasts on the US Court of Appeals' ruling in In re Bilski and litigation tips in China.
During the Bilski discussion, patent practitioners highlighted the looming questions facing various industries as a result of the closely watched Federal Circuit decision, which was published on October 30. While the Court reaffirmed that business methods are patentable, it rejected its previous "useful, concrete and tangible result" test, saying the "machine-or-transformation" test set out by the Supreme Court is the proper test to apply.
That test requires that, to be patentable, an invention must either be somehow tied to a machine or transformed...
IP experts debate key issues in US and China webcasts, 01 December 2008
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