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


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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