On November 9, 2009, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in In Re Bilski. At issue is whether a “process” must be tied to a particular machine or apparatus, or transform a particular condition into a different state to be considered as patent-eligible subject matter.
Nixon Peabody filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) in the Bilski case. This case raises significant questions regarding patent-eligible subject matter in the fields of software, business methods, and biotechnology. We discuss the potential for its far-reaching implications on patent strategy for businesses seeking patent protection for processes in the United States.
Hear Nixon Peabody partners Mark Halligan (moderator), Ronald Eisenstein, Marc Kaufman, and William Pegg analyzing the oral arguments and discussing the potential ramifications of the decision in this 90-minute webinar recording.
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