Tuesday, June 08, 2010

IPO: Bilski Coming in Next Three Weeks (Really, it Is!)

“Delay is preferable to error.”

-- Thomas Jefferson
The IPO reported this morning that the Bilski v. Kappos opinion will "almost certainly be issued on one of the next three Mondays – June 14, 21, or 28." Chief Justice Roberts stated at the recent Federal Circuit Judicial conference that the Supreme Court expects to issue opinions in all of its argued cases by the end of the current court term, which ends June 28. Oral arguments for Bilski took place in November 2009.

5 Comentários:

Anonymous said...

"almost certainly"

Is that like "almost pregnant"?

Anonymous said...

Ya, and as I recall Universal v Sony went right to the wire, then was re-argued.

EG said...


I'll believe it when I see it.

JB said...

Not surprising since nearing end of term and it would be very surprising if carried over to next term.

During the oral hearing, the Court seemed to struggle with developing a new test. Appears they were right in that developing the right standard for patentability would be difficult. Hopefully, they have now realized many of the concerns they raised are properly resolved by novelty/nonobviousness and are now focusing on a test that is flexible although may exclude abstract ideas.

Feigin - Patent Lawyer NJ NY PA said...

Who says it won't be held over until next term?

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