Law360, San Diego (December 15, 2015, 2:10 PM EST) -- While the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice decision has led to a wave of software-related patents being invalidated by district courts, there are still opportunities for obtaining protection for such inventions from the patent office and keeping them intact in an infringement fight.
The Supreme Court in June 2014 struck down Alice Corp.'s patents on computerized trading methods, holding that abstract ideas implemented with a computer cannot be patented under Section 101 of the Patent Act. As a result, the courts and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office examiners are taking a tougher stance against these patents.
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