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Unpublished Paper
Machine-or-Transformation Test Hit The Board: Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Following Bilski
ExpressO (2010)
  • Peter L. Ludwig, Franklin Pierce Law Center
Abstract
In In re Bilski the Federal Circuit held that the machine-or-transformation test is the test to apply to determine subject matter eligibility of process claims under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The en banc majority opinion of the Federal Circuit introduced the machine-or-transformation test based upon Supreme Court precedent. The Supreme Court will soon hand down a ruling letting the public know if this is the test that will be applied to process claims. Although patent practitioners may have a test to apply, application of the test is far from certain.
Keywords
  • patents,
  • claims,
  • intellectual property,
  • business method,
  • bilski,
  • software
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Publication Date
April 22, 2010
Citation Information
Peter L. Ludwig. "Machine-or-Transformation Test Hit The Board: Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Following Bilski" ExpressO (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter_ludwig/2/