Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Bilski v. Kappos

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-964 Fed. Cir. Nov 9, 2009
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Jun 28, 2010 9-0 Kennedy OT 2009
 
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Holding: The Court held that the invention, in this case, could not be patented. More broadly, however, the Court held that business methods can be patented, even if does not pass the "machine or transformation" test.

Plain English Summary:

Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on June 28, 2010. Justice Stevens filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, and Sotomayor. Justice Breyer filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Scalia joined as to Part II.

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