The Bilksi case involved, potentially, a dramatic shift in U.S. patent law. It’s been awaiting decision by the U.S. Supreme Court since the Fall 2009, and today the court rendered its opinion. The case involved the scope of potential patents, and whether an invention must be tied to a machine to be patent eligible. It could impact many thousands of technology and Internet-related patents that are not tied to such machines. To explain the Bilski decision to us, we are joined by attorney Robert Kovelman, an intellectual property expert. He speaks with Practical eCommerce’s Kerry Murdock.