John V. Biernacki

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Intellectual Property

Fuzzy Business: Sharpening the definition of covered business method patent

In the America Invents Act (“AIA”), Congress granted the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) heightened jurisdiction to hear challenges to patents related to performing data processing or other operations used in the practice, administration or management of a financial...

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Business Method Patents And The Impact Of The Recent Supreme Court Decision In Bilski

Most attorneys are not surprised to learn that it is possible to patent a unique design for an automotive engine or an innovative medical technique. But, patenting the idea for a method to hedge risk may raise the eyebrows of even the most seasoned attorney. Since the late 1990s, a significant...

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