The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday inched toward the end of the term with three decisions in the areas of bankruptcy, procedure and prison law.

A collective sigh of disappointment undoubtedly echoed throughout the patent bar as another decision day came and went without a ruling in the term’s major patent case: Bilski v. Kappos, argued last November. Bilski and a bankruptcy case from that month, Schwab v. Reilly, are the oldest cases pending decision.