Business Process

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Business Process

The series of activities undertaken to create a product or deliver a service. Companies often lay down specific rules for business process to ensure activities are completed in an organized and efficient manner. Business process may involve division of labor between multiple persons and/or technologies. For example, in a publishing company, one person may write material, a second may edit it, a third may add graphics, and a fourth may print it. Business process is also called business function.
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"With the uncertainty in acquiring exclusivity via a granted patent for software based business method patents, companies naturally were disheartened in promoting innovation in a tech sector where reverse engineering or even copying would be freely legal to competitors," explained Roche.
Over the past fifteen years, business method patents have been a
While no precise definition of business method patents exists, (36)
"business method patents"--i.e., patents in which the
Patents may validly claim a business method so long as they specifically describe a new, useful and non-obvious process for achieving a result, but many courts have invalidated such patents for vagueness and over-breadth, and for claiming unpatentable ideas rather than specific processes.
Business method patents have come under increasing scrutiny in recent years.
QI have developed an innovative business method that could have a positive effect on my company's bottom line.
Using the definition of Bessen and Hunt (2007), four of five business method patents are also software patents.
Business method patents provide the only means to prevent imitation of your business concept.
This Article urges the Supreme Court to reconcile the patentable subject matter inquiry with its utilitarian roots, particularly in the context of business method patents.
Mr Adams, who was vice-convener of social work, added: "This money has been saved by good housekeeping and efficient business methods - and by investments."
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