Bilski et al. v. Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual property and Director, Patent and Trademark office 130 S.Ct. 3218 (28 June 2010)

Case Description

The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed on 28 June 2010 the rejection by the Federal Circuit of a patent application concerning a claimed invention which explains a hedging and investment strategy in an energy market. It held that the abstract strategy was not patentable subject matter.

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