High Court Must Shift Focus In Reviewing Software Patents

Law360, New York (March 24, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT) -- Remember the 1970s pop hit "Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places"? It was about a lonely soul, searching blindly for an answer where there was none to be found. Unfortunately, our U.S. Supreme Court finds itself in the same place in hearing the question of whether software-implemented business methods should be eligible for patent protection.

The case, CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corp., was a hard one for the Federal Circuit, which lurched through six separate opinions after its review of the matter, reaching...
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