"Thank heaven there were so many amicus briefs, because
reasonable, logical arguments were few and far between from either
attorney, in my view, in that they each seemed to argue very much
for the status quo, or in the case of Bilski's lawyer for an even
broader free-for-all in patentability.
"The rational questions, however, are refreshing and somewhat
encouraging. Here is one question from Justice
""So how do we limit it to something that is reasonable?
Meaning, if we don't limit it to inventions or to technology, as
some amici have, or to some tie or tether, borrowing the Solicitor
General's phraseology, to the sciences, to the useful arts, then
why not patent the method of speed dating?"
"This was shortly followed by Justice Breyer:
""You know, I have a great, wonderful, really original method of
teaching antitrust law, and it kept 80 percent of the students
awake. They learned things... (Laughter) It was fabulous. And I
could probably have reduced it to a set of steps and other teachers
could have followed it. That you are going to say is patentable,