The process of developing software typically involves the use of abstractions of concrete concepts to describe the operations performed by a computer and objects of such operations. Some software abstractions are so familiar...more
Australia's Federal Court has handed down another decision with significant implications for the patentability of business method, software and computer implemented inventions.
In RPL Central Pty Ltd v Commissioner of...more
Earlier this month, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals issued its en banc decision in CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. (CLS), which was expected to clarify the standard for patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions....more
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