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In the U.S. Patent law, business-method patent is a patent describing and claiming a series of process steps that, as a whole, constitutes a method of doing business. Business-patent method is also termed as cyberpatent. Methods for doing business were expressly recognized as patentable only after 1998. IT was during that year, at the court held that business methods are subject to the same legal requirements for patentability as any other process or method.