Alice Corp. Asks High Court To Weigh Software Patent Ruling

Law360, New York (September 5, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT) -- In an appeal that may ultimately lead to a new standard for determining if software is patent-eligible, Alice Corp. on Wednesday requested that the U.S. Supreme Court address whether its computerized platform for reducing risk in financial trading is patentable.

Alice is appealing a May decision by an en banc panel of the Federal Circuit affirming that four patents the company asserted in litigation against CLS Bank International were ineligible. In a fragmented ruling, the judges could not come to any agreement on a standard for assessing the...
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