“Means Plus (Computer) Function Covers Corresponding (Program) Structure?” Bret A. Hrivnak, Esq. and James D. Schweikert, Esq.

Bret A. Hrivnak

With the patent community still reeling from the effects of Bilski, i.e. that method claims, generally, need to be tied to a tangible result or physical transformation, the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences moves onto issues related specifically to means for carrying out computer functions.

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