Intellectual Property Master Class: Applying Section 101 Post-Bilski
The Federal Circuit continues to draw boundary lines about what subject matter is patent-eligible--especially for computers and life sciences. How much computerization or human manipulation is enough to deserve a patent? As the Federal Circuit (and sometimes the Supreme Court) weighs in, the boundary lines (and the timing and tests used to set those boundaries) seem to shift from one decision to another. Our very experienced panelists discussed recent evolving Bilski jurisprudence—and gave their insights on where the law may head.