Business Methods

Click here to view our Business Methods professionals

Since the courts explicitly sanctioned the patentability of business methods, this area has been rapidly evolving. MBHB's expertise in business consulting and patent law has been a valuable resource for clients developing methods of doing business. We have expertise with business method patents in such fields including:

  • e-commerce
  • finance
  • insurance
  • banking
  • taxes
  • marketing

 

At MBHB, our attorneys also have backgrounds in finance and management, and a number of our attorneys hold advanced degrees in Business Administration.

P: 312.913.2141
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.3342
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.2104
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.2130
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.3361
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.3330
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.2131
F: 312.913.0002
Associate
P: 312.913.3305
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.3397
F: 312.913.0002
P: 360.379.6514
F: 312.913.2557
P: 312.913.2135
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.2116
F: 312.913.0002
Associate
P: 312.913.2124
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.2106
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.3331
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.2123
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.2122
F: 312.913.0002
Associate
P: 312.913.2125
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.2112
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.2129
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.935.2359
F: 312.913.0002
Patent Agent
P: 312.913.2357
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.3302
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.3396
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.2118
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.3376
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.3351
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.2119
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.0001
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.3329
F: 312.913.0002
P: 312.913.3300
F: 312.913.0002
Partner
P: 312.913.3390
F: 312.913.0002
Associate
P: 312.913.2142
F: 312.913.0002

Upcoming Events

April 29, 2015
MBHB Partner Joshua Rich Is the Featured Presenter at this LES-Sponsored Webinar
April 29, 2015
MBHB Attorney Dr. Michael Borella is a Featured Co-Panelist at this UI-OTM Sponsored Program
May 8, 2015
MBHB Partner Paul Berghoff is the Featured Moderator for this Session
May 21, 2015
May 22, 2015
MBHB Partner Bradley Hulbert Is a Featured Presenter
May 28, 2015
MBHB Partner Patrick G. Gattari is the Featured Presenter

Past Event

April 24, 2015
MBHB Partner Andrew Williams is the Featured Presenter at this John Marshall Law School-Sponsored Program
April 23, 2015
MBHB Partner Joshua R. Rich is the Featured Presenter
April 16-18, 2015
MBHB Partner Bradley Hulbert Is a Featured Presenter
March 19, 2015
March 10, 2015
MBHB Partner Paul Berghoff is a Featured Panelist at This IPO-Sponsored Program

Publications

March 27, 2015 (snippets Alert)
MBHB snippets Alert - March 27, 2015

On Friday, March 27, Director Lee issued a statement on the PTO Blog, indicating several current and proposed “quick-fix” rule changes. Immediate changes include nearly doubling the number of pages for a motion to amend to up to 25 pages, along with the addition of a claims appendix. Opposition briefing and reply briefing will get a commensurate amount of additional pages. Judges will begin implementing these changes through scheduling orders effective immediately.
Winter 2015 (snippets)
This article highlights some of the takeaway lessons from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decisions and guidance with regard to three of the most important issues: the content of the substitute claim set, the burden of proof, and the requirement of the patent holder to establish patentability of the substitute claims.
Winter 2015 (snippets)
It has been about 9 months since Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International was decided by the Supreme Court. In that time, many district court and Federal Circuit cases have resulted in grants of summary judgment or dismissal based on findings of patent invalidity. Specifically, courts have found the patents at issue to be directed to patent-ineligible subject matter based on the two part framework laid out in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., as reiterated and refined in Alice.
Winter 2015 (snippets)
In a 9-0 decision authored by Justice Sotomayor, the Supreme Court held on January 21, 2015 that trademark tacking is a question of fact, which should be decided by a jury. The case, Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, sought to resolve the circuit split regarding this issue of whether a judge or a jury should decide the issue of trademark tacking.
Winter 2015 (snippets)
Anticipation is easy enough to establish if the prior art expressly sets forth each of the elements of the claims. However, more interesting issues of proof arise when one or more elements of the claims are not expressly stated in the prior art, but following the prior art necessarily yields the missing elements of the claim.
Winter 2015 (snippets)
Foreign patent filing decisions should take into account all of the potential additional costs associated with filing, prosecution, and annuity fees, as well as translation and legal service costs for hiring patent practitioners in each jurisdiction. In this article, five tips are discussed for developing a cost-effective strategy for obtaining foreign patent protection.
Close
Generate a PDF of your page(s)
Clear
Close
Remove
Page has been queued
An error has occurred
Add
Added to queue
View
Confirm Delete All Message
No Items in Packet Message
To add a page, select Add. To view the package, select View.
false
http://www.mbhb.com/services/xpqServiceDetail.aspx?xpST=ServiceDetail&service=293&pdf=yes
a[href='javascript:packetBuilderSingleClick(document.title);']