Brad and I were lucky enough to see the Bilski argument at the Supreme Court. We were both beyond impressed and each wrote about our experience. Jason’s recap is here. You can find Brad’s summary here.
We are hopeful that as a result of this case, business method patents will be forever dead and gone. Given the tenor and body language of the court, we would be surprised if it turned out any other way. Perhaps most interesting was the courts’ investigation into software patents, even though that was technically not the issue at hand. We, individually at the Foundry Group, are not fans of the current ecosystem surrounding software patents and would be happy to see the court take action on this front too.
We anxiously await the ruling.