Business Method

Toll Reader Patent Application Considered Business Method in Israel, and Refused

Israel Patent Office rules that Examiners need not blindly follow Section 17c to allow patent applications having claims conformed to those that issued abroad, but may cite prior art allegedly showing lack of novelty or inventiveness. Where a patent is directed at a business method, even if a physical system is claimed, it may be considered as a business method and rejected unless there is something novel and inventive about the system and components.