The unsettled state of business method patents

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The United States has long been considered one of the most accommodating countries for business and computer-implemented method and system patents. However, while it appears settled that such processes are valid subject matter, there is growing confusion over the precise scope of what can be patented and, perhaps more importantly, how claims should be drafted to match that scope.


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