http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2014/12/08/12-questions-the-senate-should-ask-michelle-lee/id=52521/

9 Dec

‘While the program seems largely aimed to catch applications that relate to trivial devices, as well as those that relate to software and genetics where there has been an upheaval in the law, the FOIA documents also clearly show that the business method patents are caught up in this review. This is problematic because the Supreme Court specifically ruled in Bilski v. Kappos that business methods are patent eligible, so why the additional scrutiny?’

Back in the 00’s, the PTO hosted what were called Business Methods Customer Partnership Meetings. In the 2004 meeting PTO management explained how they had been working ‘closely’ with a financial services industry trade group -I believe it was the Million Dollar Roundtable, representing large financial services firms, on patent patters related to business method patents. I guess we can see now just exactly how they have been working together.

For the truth, please see http://www.truereform.piausa.org/
https://piausa.wordpress.com/

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