Results for mental process

Gottschalk v. Benson

Case Number: CLB0257

Date: 11.20.1972

The Supreme Court held that an invention claimed as a process that is (a) defined by an algorithm with no practical use except in the programmed manipulation of signals in a digital computer, and (b) not limited to a subset of possible applications, do not fall within the requirements of statutory subject matter under Section 101.

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In re Comiskey

Case Number: CLB0164

Date: 09.20.2007

Mental processes, i.e., processes directed to abstract ideas that are not tied to specific machines and do not create or involve manufactures or compositions of matter, are not patentable under 35 U.S.C. § 101, even if they have a practical application.

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