After what seems like an eternity, the US Supreme Court today handed down its decision in Bilski vs. Kappos, on the patentability of various business methods. At first sight the decision does not seem to provide the overhaul of US patent law that many had been predicting. Much discussion will follow, so watch this space for additional commentary in the days and weeks ahead, particularly in relation to software patents (more properly “computer implemented inventions”).
The judgment (70-some pages) is available as a .pdf here. Enjoy!