The decision is expected to impact upon the patentability of inventions in various fields of technology, including computer software, e-commerce, financial services, and methods of medical treatment, testing and diagnosis.
Last Thursday, the Supreme Court indicated that the final outstanding decisions of the current term would be handed down on Monday, 28 June 2010. Since Bilski is one of only four cases heard during the term in which a decision is yet to issue, we expect that by this tomorrow morning (29 June, Australian time) we will know the outcome.
Despite our great interest in the case, Patentology will not be joining the countless numbers of blogs, newsletters, media outlets and legal firms that will doubtless be analysing and commenting on Bilski over the coming days and weeks. There are others better-placed to do so. We will, however, let you know about any other articles or commentaries on the case that we come across, and that we find to be useful and informative.