Last fall, when the Federal Circuit took a look at the Patent and Trademark Office's rejection of Bernard Bilski's application for a patent on a method to hedge risk in commodities trading, Bilski was represented by The Webb Law Firm, a small Pittsburgh shop. Bilski lost, in a landmark ruling that significantly tightened the standards for business method patents. But on Monday, Bilski and his new lead counsel from Finnegan Henderson learned that the high court had granted their petition for certiorari.
Finnegan Henderson Persuades Supreme Court to Take Bilski 'Business Methods' Patent Case
The American Lawyer
June 1, 2009