Lipstick on a Pig - A Claim’s Preamble Does Not Confer Patentability on an Otherwise Unpatentable Process

01/09/2012

In CyberSource v. Retail Decisions (decided August 16, 2011), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that the claims in a software patent do not escape the patentability standards articulated in Bilski v. Kappos just by virtue of being drafted as so-called “Beauregard” claims.

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