Newly sworn-in Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor already has plenty of reading ahead of her: Dennis Crouch at the Patently-O blog has posted 43 amicus briefs filed so far in advance of next term's oral arguments in Bilski v. Doll -- the case that will determine the standard for "business method" patents. The firms representing amicus filers represent a wide swath of the Am Law 200. Beyond ideology, there's a good reason for all the amicus filings: They're smart business.
'Bilski' Amicus Briefs Already Piling Up at the Supreme Court
The American Lawyer
August 11, 2009