EFF Urges Fed. Circ. To Rein In Abstract Patents

Law360, New York (December 10, 2012, 7:57 PM EST) -- To ensure that abstract ideas implemented using a computer cannot be patented, the Federal Circuit should establish a test that requires patent owners to claim what they actually invented and nothing more, the Electronic Frontier Foundation told the court Friday.

The nonprofit group, which says part of its mission is attacking overbroad software patents, filed an amicus brief in CLS Bank v. Alice Corp., the closely watched case where the Federal Circuit is weighing when a patent should be invalidated for claiming an abstract idea. The...
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