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5 Burning Questions About Patent-Eligibility Post-Alice

Law360, New York (April 3, 2015, 3:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's Alice ruling that abstract ideas implemented on a computer are not patent-eligible has left many judges and attorneys scratching their heads about exactly what can and cannot be patented. 

When it struck down Alice Corp.'s patents on computerized trading methods in June, the high court set out a two-part test for determining patent-eligibility. First, courts must evaluate whether the claims at issue are directed to an abstract idea. If they are, the next question is whether the claims include something "significantly more"...
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