Supreme Court: Software is Patentable

The Supreme Court has issued its long awaited opinion in Bilski v. Kappos.  Read it here.  The Supreme Court essentially affirmed the Federal Circuit’s decision which is summarized here.

via Patently-O and Filewrapper.


PTO Rescinds Controversial Patent Rules

The claim and continuation rules that were supposed to go into effect on November 1, 2007 are dying a slow death… thankfully.

via – PTO Rescinds Controversial Patent Rules.


Bilski cited, again, in BPAI rejection

Method claim 1 does not recite any machine or apparatus or call for transforming an article into a different state or thing. A domain name is simply a series of characters representing the address of a resource, such as a server, on the World Wide Web.

Links: Ex parte Atkin.