Tech Giants Say Justices Can Bolster Software Patent Rules

Law360, New York (March 13, 2014, 1:17 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has an opportunity in a case set for argument this month to ensure that truly innovative software can be patented while barring patents that merely claim an abstract idea implemented on a computer, a group representing leading technology firms said Thursday.

While its members include companies that own numerous software patents like IBM Corp. and Microsoft Corp., BSA | The Software Alliance has urged the justices in an amicus brief to invalidate Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. patents covering a computerized trading platform....
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