Business Method Patent Update: Part 1

April 3, 2002 Published Work
NYIPLA Bulletin, April 2002

Business method patents have generated considerable public controversy in the last couple of years. This controversy has resulted from substantial coverage in the popular press of the grant of certain "high profile" business method patents, such as's "one click" method patent. Congress, the Courts, and the Patent Office have each played a role in responding to the firestorm of calls for reform surrounding this controversy.