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Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l: CLS Bank's Supreme Court Brief

In a previous article, we discussed the background of this case, and provided an overview of the Petitioner Brief of patentee Alice Corp. In this article, we continue by covering the brief of the Respondent, CLS Bank....more

Are Computer-Implemented Inventions Patent Eligible?

On March 31, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l (Supreme Court Docket No. 13-298). At issue is the scope of § 101 patent-eligible subject matter, with the patent eligibility of...more

Fate of Software Patents in Hands of the Supreme Court

If your company owns or relies on software patents or business method patents enabled by software, then an upcoming decision in a software patent case will be of critical interest to you. Nearly 70 years after the first...more

Trading Technologies Seeking Co-Signers for Amicus Brief in Support of Alice Corporation

As many of you know, Alice Corp. filed for certiorari from the Federal Circuit’s en banc decision in CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. The deadline for amicus briefs in support of the petition is October 7, 2013. Trading Technologies...more

Fractured Federal Circuit Invites the Supreme Court To Once Again Weigh In On Patentable Subject Matter – What Computer Software...

On May 10, 2013, the Federal Circuit issued its en banc decision in CLS Bank International et al. v. Alice Corporation Pty, Ltd., (2011-1301). ...more

Court Hears Arguments on Patent Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Invention

On Friday, February 8, the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments en banc in CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. (Case No. 2011-1301), a closely watched dispute regarding the standard for patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The...more

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