Calkins Quoted on In re Bilski

13 November 2009 BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal News

Foley Senior Counsel Mary Calkins was quoted in an article titled “Stakeholders Question Future of Business Method Patents After Bilski Oral Argument” in the November 13, 2009 issue of BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal. Calkins discusses the oral arguments heard in In re Bilski, stating that the bench seemed uncomfortable with the broad patent eligibility for business methods being advocated by Bilski. She adds that the Justices seemed to be searching for a workable standard that would limit the patent eligibility of pure business methods without rendering crucial medical and software inventions patent ineligible.

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