"Bilski" an ongoing set of patent cases that will change the patentability of software in the USA.
The Bilski patent itself is a business method patent, not a software patent. However, the 2008 ruling of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) was broad enough to reject Bilksi's patent and a certain category of software patents.
The Supreme Court's ruling could greatly change the patentability of software patents, business method patents, and the middle ground of e-commerce patents.
Related pages on en.swpat.org
The related pages on this wiki are:
- Bilski v. Kappos (2009, USA) - the ongoing case at the US Supreme Court
- In re Bilski - the 2008 case at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC)
- Machine-or-transformation - the test put in place by the CAFC in 2008
- Bilski 3 - brainstorming for the future
- Bilski brainstorming - a page previously used while drafting FSF's brief to the Supreme Court
- Case law in the USA
For general links and an introduction, see ESP's About Bilski page.
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