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Supreme Court Patent Ruling is Good News For Cleantech Business Models

By Rodger Sadler, partner and Chi Cheung, associate, at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in New York.

The U.S. Supreme Court?s recent decision in Bilski v. Kappos is good news for clean energy innovators. The Bilski ruling ensures that the door to patenting business method inventions remains open, ending months of speculation that the Court might find such inventions categorically unpatentable. It helps ensure that our patent protection system stays robust, and this will spur innovation and attract the investment capital needed for research, development, and commercialization of clean energy technologies. Continue reading Supreme Court Patent Ruling is Good News For Cleantech Business Models