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Brief of Amicus Curiae John Sutton in Support of the Petitioners

John Sutton

  • Retired patent lawyer
  • Worked for office of patents
  • Has knowledge of patentable inventions


  • Sutton argues that the Bilski method is nothing more than commodity trading in an exchange
  • It must be the work of an artisan, and simple trade is not, it has been around since people have existed
  • It is only having middlemen, the commodity providers, hedge the risk of price fluctuations
  • The abstract idea is not something that should be allowed to be patented
  • Concludes that the judgement should be vacated