Template:Bilski"Bilski" is a landmark legal case with wide implications for software patentability. It is a broad and complex topic. At its heart lies a US patent application for a business method by two individuals, Bilski and Warsaw. This spawned a lengthy legal process, with the aim of deciding whether this kind of business process is patentable. At each step the method was deemed non-patentable, though the reasons given varied. The case is currently being considered by the US Supreme Court (as Bilski v. Kappos (2009, USA)).
Although not directly concerned with software, Bilksi is intimately concerned with many relevant issues.
Coverage on this wiki
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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