Business Method Patents and Financial Services

Clifford S. Stanford
Economic Review, Vol. 88, No. 4, 2003

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The Atlanta Fed's 2003 Financial Markets Conference focused on the emergence and legitimization of "business method" patents in the United States and how this development affects financial services innovation and the future of financial services firms. This article provides an overview of the conference papers and discussions. Two of these papers are featured in this issue of the Economic Review.

December 2003