some business method patents, software patents voided and unpatentable

Therefore, although invited to do so by several amici, we decline to adopt a broad exclusion over software or any other such category of subject matter beyond the exclusion of claims drawn to fundamental principles set forth by the Supreme Court. See, e.g., Br. of Amicus Curiae End Software Patents; Br. of Amicus Curiae Red Hat, Inc. at 4-7. We also note that the process claim at issue in this appeal is not, in any event, a software claim. Thus, the facts here would be largely unhelpful in illuminating the distinction between those software claims that are patent-eligible and those that are not not.

[From Groklaw – The Bilski Decision Is In: Buh-Bye [Most] Business Methods Patents – As text & updated 3Xs]


the courts finally said…. ‘no, you have to apply the supreme court guidelines and law’ and when that happens, common sense prevails and any patent that can soley be performed in the mind of a person was voided.