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What should happen when a business method patent covers steps performed by more than one company? Can the company that coordinates the overall system be found to infringe even though it does not perform all of the steps of the patent¿s claims itself? That was the question before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in the recent case of BMC v. Paymentech.

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 5 )