What To Expect From High Court In Software Patent Case

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 11:47 PM EST) -- On Dec. 6, the U.S. Supreme Court signaled its willingness to wade back into the murky area of patent eligibility when it announced it would review the Federal Circuit’s decision in CLS Bank Int’l. v. Alice Corp.[1] Proper interpretation and application of 35 U.S.C. § 101[2] of the Patent Act, which addresses only patent eligibility, not overall patentability, is important to all industries — but has been a particularly thorny subject for computer-implemented inventions.

In May, the Federal Circuit hopelessly confused patent practitioners and the tech...
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