Business Method Patents

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Aspen Publishers Online, 2002 - Law - 785 pages
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In a landmark decision, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, in Signature Financial v. State Street Bank, held that business methods may be patented. This holding, together with the explosive growth of the Internet, has turned the business method patent into the "hot" new growth area of intellectual property. Business Method Patents is your guide to the unique opportunities and risks in this emerging area of IP law. Depend on it as your authoritative source for court-tested guidance on:
- Mechanics of the patent application
- Prior art researching
- Drafting claims
- Drafting the complete specification
- Drawings required for business method patents
- Illustrating the business system through drawings
- Building a patent portfolio for attracting capital
- Enforcing and licensing business method patents.

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Page xxvii - Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title.
Page xxiv - Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

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