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Can a business method be patented?-Bilski Case Supreme Court decision

Toshio Takamatu  (Vice-President /COO of Miyoshi & Miyoshi, Patent Attorney, JPAA ID NO. 9832 )

On June 28, 2010, the U.S. Federal Supreme Court rendered a court decision on the "Bilski case". Bilski's patent application relates to a risk hedge method in the field of business transactions for performing various business transactions based on the cost fluctuation of specific goods. The Supreme Court decision drew attraction as a measure of the patentability of a pure business method. The final result was......