Bernie Bilski and Rand Warsaw were just a couple of "math geeks for hire" when they applied for a patent in 1997. The case over that patent application, set for argument at the Supreme Court today, has been touted as the biggest patent case in decades, with implications for inventions from software to medical diagnostics, not just so-called "business methods" like the one at issue. Warsaw said he's "in awe" of the gravity of the dispute, which has drawn 67 amicus briefs from all business sectors and on all sides.
A Math Geek's Ride to the High Court in Landmark Patent Fight
The National Law Journal
November 9, 2009