INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CLIENT ALERT: Continuation of Post-Bilski Decisions

    8 March 2012
    The Federal Circuit recently issued another post-Bilski decision further defining patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. In Fort Properties, Inc. v. American Master Lease LLC, the Federal Circuit determined that an investment method and system based on real property was an unpatentable abstract idea even though some of the claims recited use of a computer.