Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Software Patent Ruling

Law360, New York (June 19, 2014, 8:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that computerized abstract ideas are not patent eligible. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the decision in Alice Corp. Pty Ltd. v. CLS Bank International is significant.

Scott Alter, Faegre Baker Daniels 

“Alice not only will make it more difficult to protect and enforce innovative software-related inventions, but provides little guidance on the bounds of patent eligibility while obfuscating the distinction between patent eligibility and novelty. The court’s admonition of making patent eligibility ‘depend simply on the draftsman’s art’ has, in effect, been turned on its head to allow patent ineligibility to largely depend on...

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