Supreme Court Skeptical of Business Method Patents

The Supreme Court held argument this afternoon in an important case on the scope of patentable subject matter, Bilski, et. al. v. Kappos. The Justices were very skeptical of business method patents during the argument; read a summary here or the transcript here. I personally agree with the Federal Circuit’s standard, so I was glad to learn of the Justices’ skepticism. For more of my own thoughts on these issues, see here.