3 Years After Alice, Patent Applicants Facing Better Odds
Law360, New York (October 23, 2017, 2:10 PM EDT) -- Securing patents for certain technologies, such as computer software inventions, was made difficult by the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice decision. But new data shows that applicants are having a little bit more luck in 2017, particularly in one key area.
In its landmark 2014 decision, the Supreme Court held that abstract ideas implemented on a computer are not patentable under Section 101 of the Patent Act. Not surprisingly, the decision had a marked impact on computer-implemented inventions.
"Alice introduced a profound level of uncertainty into the process of examination that was pretty much never seen before," said Hogene Choi of Baker...
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