Where is Bilski?
Before I get into business method patents, I want to make one observation. In this polarized age, I think we have finally found one thing that 90% of Americans — liberal and conservative, Republican and Democrat — can agree upon. Duke must be beaten tonight. Go Butler!
The Supreme Court heard argument last November in Bilski v. Kappos, which involves the scope of patentable subject matter. There is no decision yet. This is somewhat worrisome, although it is always hard to draw conclusions when you’re stumbling around in the dark. The delay suggests to me, however, that the Court may be considering something more ambitious than wise in its opinion. We’ll see.