Volume: 13 Issue: 1
ropes & gray llp
To seek a process patent in the US, inventors must demonstrate that their inventions constitute patent-eligible subject matter. One of the well-known tests to show patent eligibility of process patents is the 'machine or transformation' test. Sasha Rao and Barna De, of Ropes & Gray LLP, examine the effect of the US Supreme Court's Bilski decision on the test and its role in determining the eligibility of process patents.