Patentable Subject Matter After the Supreme Court Bilski Opinion
In Bilski v. Kappos, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed limitations on patentable subject matter in the context of a business method invention, analyzing a body of case law in such a way that some say could wrongly call into question the validity of many other patents and types of claims, while others argue it is not restrictive enough. A broad range of members of the patent community studied the decision, seeking to determine its effects on innovation, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. CIPLIT™ and the FCBA hosted a panel of experts who filed briefs in the case to discuss the implications of the opinion.
Pictured from left: Meredith Martin Addy, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, Robert Greenspoon, Flachsbart & Greenspoon, LLC, Mark Halligan, Nixon Peabody LLP, and Edward Manzo, Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP and moderator Joshua Sarnoff, Professor, DePaul University College of Law.