Clicked on the link in the original post.
((Wall of text, eyes rolled))
Googled the phrase "Bilski v. Kappos, 08-964" then realized that Google is an active participant in the case, and wondered how much I could trust the results.
I am keenly interested in the business method patent (I'm sure I'm the only one) but I can't understand what's happening from reading the pages about it.
Europe has reneged, denounced, and abandoned the entire concept in toto. If you figure out a way to sell hamburgers in Europe, I can do the exact same thing on the opposite corner.
Not always true in America.
The flip side to this is that an American can legally stop other Americans from practicing his (patented) business methods, but Europeans can legally do the exact same biz that Americans cannot.
For almost any internet biz, that means jobs exported to Europe.
So, what's happening ?
As usual, confused without a clue here.