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Fordham IP Law Journal Cited in Supreme Court Ruling

June 28, 2010

The Supreme Court cited the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal in Bilski v. Kappos. The long awaited patent law case addressed whether methods of business and other related processes that do not pass the "machine-or-transformation" test should be patentable. The ruling affirmed that the business method in question was ineligible for a patent.

In Justice Stevens's concurrence, John Thomas’ article "The State Street Bank Decision, The Bad Business of Unlimited Patent Protection for Methods of Doing Business" published in the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal in 1999, is cited in regards the evolution of business methods: "Interactive emulation more than innovation is the driving force of business method changes."

Read the Supreme Court's ruling.

The Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading publication in all areas of intellectual property law. It is currently ranked #3 among all intellectual property journals cited in both court cases and other law journals.


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