The Big Money/Bilski

“Can You Patent a Cat and a Laser Pointer?” The Big Money from, Nov. 9, 2009. Larry’s article on the U.S. Supreme Court’s critical 2009 patent case, Bilski v. Kappos, explained why a challenge to business method patents was really one that asked the fundamental questions about patents for all kinds of information age inventions, especially software. Larry’s advice to the Justices: eliminate patent protection for inventions that don’t need it.