A Look At Everything The Fed. Circ. Has Said About Alice

Law360, New York (June 2, 2015, 8:48 PM EDT) -- In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice decision that abstract ideas implemented using a computer are not patent-eligible, the Federal Circuit has invoked the ruling in six cases, invalidating the patents in nearly every one. Here's a timeline of the appeals court's post-Alice decisions.

On June 19 of last year, the Supreme Court invalidated Alice Corp.'s patents on computerized trading methods, ruling unanimously that they covered nothing more than the patent-ineligible abstract idea of managing risk in financial trading. The Federal Circuit has since held that patents covering everything from computerized bingo to online ads are likewise invalid....

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