In short, a business method can be patented in the US.
You may have heard of very famous business developers such as Jack Welch and Tony Robbins, who have developed methods of doing business more successfully. They need to get patents on their ideas to stop anyone who may try to copy their methods and then reproduce them as their own.
In terms of business method patents, the developer has to determine which category their method fits into. This may be a new method of e-commerce or a revolutionary way of banking that may change the finance industry. It could include just about any way of doing business that has not yet been practiced as discussed in https://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/43137/20200108/why-inventhelp-is-a-great-resource-for-new-inventors.htm article.
This is a relatively new form of patent, but one that is vital given the daily changes in business and how readily available information currently is. If a business has found a new way of improving upon its offering, the last thing it wants is for other businesses to copy it, as this may compromise its profits.
With a patent, that business can restrict others from copying its methods, and thus potentially offer its customers something that they cannot get anywhere else. This affects the company’s bottom line, and determines whether it will be able to make a profit.
Because this is a new field of patent and little is known about it, many laws are still being passed to govern it. However, the general rules of patents apply, in that anyone who has an original idea that is patented has the right to use and market that idea, while others cannot copy it as explained in https://www.latinpost.com/articles/143207/20200108/why-new-inventors-need-assistance-from-inventhelp.htm.
For those companies that regularly patent their methods, there is a lot of research that must be done to prove that those ideas are original, and that they have not been adapted from either local or international ideas of other companies.