Muddled Software Patent Law Gives No Guidance, Experts Say

Law360, New York (November 19, 2013, 7:55 PM EST) -- The unsettled state of the law over when software is eligible for a patent has left attorneys scratching their heads, and there won't be clear guidance until the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in, experts said at a conference Tuesday.

With the high court weighing a petition seeking review of the Federal Circuit's notoriously fractured CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. decision, a panel of attorneys at Fordham Law School's IP Summit illustrated the uncertainty by debating the eligibility of a hypothetical patent covering a smartphone app....
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