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Supreme Court to rule on "methods" patents (Bilski)

Jun 02, 2009, 21:33 (4 Talkback[s])

"The Court asked the U.S. Solicitor General to provide the federal government's views on when U.S. laws against securities fraud apply to transnational securities dealings — an issue that the Court has never ruled upon, but that has produced a deep division in lower courts. The case is Morrison, et al., v. National Australia Bank, et al. (08-1191). There is no timetable for the government's response. After those views come in, the Court will then decide, during its next Term, whether to hear and decide the case.

"The Court, continuing to work its way toward a summer recess, probably by the end of this month, issued one ruling on the merits, and a second summary decision without briefing or argument."

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