2/7/11 : Gottschalk v. Benson (kyergler)

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Class Notes

- Gottachalk is a patent commissioner who denied certain claims of Benson's patent application. Benson acted against Gottschalk in District Court, got his patent, then went to Supreme Court, then got it reversed.

- Not in Section 101

- Scientific truth
- mathematical expression on scientific truth
- idea [reduction of practice: relevant to the date (ie: who initially had the idea vs who put the idea into practice)]
- phenomena of nature, even if it is newly discovered

- In Section 101

- Structure created with knowledge
- application of the law
- process results in change of materials (actual material transformation)