1 Jun

Bilski’s impact on medical method patents

The Bilski court held that abstractideas cannot be patented, butrecent months have provided clearindications that medical treatmentsand methods are patentable.However, patent applicants andpractitioners should not allow this todistract them from the otherrequirements for patenting; allclaims must still pass the novelty,obviousness and disclosurerequirements