Justices Let US Push For Biz Patent Limits In Alice Case

Law360, New York (March 21, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday allowed the U.S. solicitor general to participate in the oral arguments in a closely watched case over when software is eligible for a patent, giving the government the chance to push for broad restrictions on patents covering business methods.

The high court issued a short order that granted Solicitor General Donald Verrilli's motion seeking permission to present the government's position at the March 31 arguments in the case addressing whether Alice Corp.'s patents on a computerized method of reducing risk...
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