China Intellectual Property | January.09.2012
This article, authored by New York intellectual property partner Rich Martinelli, New York intellectual managing associate Chi Cheung and Beijing intellectual property associate Yali Hu, discusses how the U.S. Supreme Court's Bilski ruling will aid innovation in the Asian clean energy market. An excerpt from the article is included below.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Bilski ensures that the door to patenting business method inventions remains open in America. This ends speculation that the Court's finding would render all similarly situated business model applications categorically vulnerable to a denial of patent protection as an invention. The Bilski ruling is good news for clean energy innovators in Asia. It helps ensure that the U.S. patent protection system stays robust. This will spur innovation and attract investment capital needed for research, development, and commercialization of clean energy technologies.