High Court To Ease Software IP Confusion In Alice Suit

Law360, San Diego (December 6, 2013, 9:43 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to consider when software innovations are eligible for patents in a closely watched case between Alice Corp. and CLS Bank International, a move hailed by attorneys who say they’ve been left in the dark on the proper eligibility standard for computer-related software following a deeply divided decision by the Federal Circuit.

The high court granted Alice’s bid for a writ of certiorari after a confusing, seven-part split opinion by the Federal Circuit in May found the Australian company’s software platform...
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