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{{Infobox|series-usa}}'''Case law in the USA''' is the collection of rulings handed down by the [[USA patents courts and appeals|courts that deal with patents]] in the [[USA]].
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{{Infobox|series-usa}}{{navbox}}'''Case law in the USA''' is the collection of rulings handed down by the [[USA patents courts and appeals|courts that deal with patents]] in the [[USA]].
  
 
The US Supreme Court made rulings in the 80s and 90s that were interpreted as allowing [[software patents]], however, none of these rulings dealt with the question explicitly.  A 2007 ruling in [[KSR v. Teleflex (2007, USA)|KSR v Teleflex]] indicated that the scope of patenting was to be narrowed.
 
The US Supreme Court made rulings in the 80s and 90s that were interpreted as allowing [[software patents]], however, none of these rulings dealt with the question explicitly.  A 2007 ruling in [[KSR v. Teleflex (2007, USA)|KSR v Teleflex]] indicated that the scope of patenting was to be narrowed.

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Case law in the USA is the collection of rulings handed down by the courts that deal with patents in the USA.

The US Supreme Court made rulings in the 80s and 90s that were interpreted as allowing software patents, however, none of these rulings dealt with the question explicitly. A 2007 ruling in KSR v Teleflex indicated that the scope of patenting was to be narrowed.

A 2008 ruling of the Federal Circuit court in the case in re Bilski introduced the machine-or-transformation test which narrows or closes the scope for patenting software ideas. The Supreme Court is reviewing this new test in the Bilski v. Kappos case.

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Of historical interest

O'Reilly v. Morse, 1853

Gottschalk v. Benson, 1972

Parker v Flook, 1978

The 80s and 90s rulings which opened floodgates

Recent rulings which question swpats

Unsorted cases

AT&T Corp. v. Excel Communications Inc., 172 F.3d 1352, 1356­59 (Fed. Cir. 1999)

Ex parte Yang-Huffman, Appeal 2007­2130, slip op. at 3 (Bd. Pat. App. & Interf. Oct. 4, 2007)

Graham v. John Deere, 383 U.S. 1, 6 (1966)

In re Alappat, 33 F.3d 1526, 1543 (Fed. Cir. 1994)

Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings v. Metabolite Laboratories, Inc., 548 U.S. 124 (2007)

NTP v. Research in Motion, Ltd., 397 F. Supp. 2d 785 (E.D. Va. 2005)

Northern Telecom v. Datapoint, 908 F.2d 931, 940-941 (1990)

State Street Bank & Trust Co. v. Signature Financial Group, Inc., 149 F.3d 1368, 1374 n. 6 (Fed. Cir. 1999)

eBay v. MercExchange (2006, USA)

Finding USA court documents

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