Reconsider State Street, en banc, That’s Big!

Today, your CAFC issued an order for en banc consideration, not a rehearing, but an en banc review, including whether to tie a process to a tangible device or result, and whether to reconsider the State Street and Excel cases on business methods.  That will be very big!  Guess the CAFC likes its role as agent of patent reform.

The application at issue did not come up as published, but the inventors Bilski and Warsaw have other pending applications for financial risk methods.  More comment, once more is known.