U.S. Supreme Court justices from across the spectrum voiced skepticism Monday about whether intangible business methods and other innovations untethered to machines deserved patent protection. The comments, some of which bordered on the derisive, came in the long-awaited argument in Bilski v. Kappos, touted by some as the most important patent case in decades. Several attorneys predicted after the argument that the Court will look for a narrow ground for decision in the case.
High Court Justices Greet 'Bilski' Arguments With Doubt, Disdain
The National Law Journal
November 10, 2009