Full Disclosure - Patent Prosecution Update - August 2011


In this issue: Business Methods in 2011: Business as Usual?; Crafting Preambles to Side-Step Joint Infringement Issues; Rule Review; The Federal Circuit Says; Did You Know?; Treatment of Business Method Patents in Pending Patent Reform Legislation: Bilski Backlash?; Podcast: Erika Arner Discusses Bilski, One Year Later; and Podcast: Les Bookoff and Dinesh Melwani on Attracting Investment in Medical Device Innovation Through Patents.

Excerpt from 'Business Methods...":

One year ago, the United States Supreme Court ruled that business methods cannot be categorically excluded from patenting in its landmark Bilski v. Kappos decision. Since then, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has continued to receive new applications for business method inventions and to issue business method patents. At its recent Business Methods Partnership Meeting, the USPTO provided an update on business method patenting and discussed best practices for protecting business-related innovations.

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