RPC:Bilski Brief-John Sutton
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John Sutton: retired patent lawyer
Disagrees with Federal circuit decision, which gave validity to patent.
- Bilski method is nothing more than typical commodity trading, not the work of an artisan. Commercial actions are not inventions. no evidence that commercial trading is a useful art. also manipulating the marteplace does not provide advantages to the public for the exertion of the individual.
- Processes do work, and may be an application of a law or principle, but the principle itself is not patentable. Nature's handiwork cannot be patented. Also, giving this a patent does not promote progress in the field.
- no definitive test is grounds for patent ship, just the law