Friday, March 14, 2014

Supreme Court - Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank - Computer-Implemented Inventions Patent Eligibility, 35 USC 101 - 41 Amicus Briefs

As we approach the oral hearing in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, many companies are filing amicus briefs to influence the Supreme Court's views on patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions. See the ABA Supreme Court Preview: 41 amicus briefs (3 briefs support petitioner, 16 support respondent, and 21 briefs favor neither party).

The question presented: "Whether claims to computer-implemented inventions-including claims to systems and machines, processes, and items of manufacture-are directed to patent-eligible subject matter within the meaning of 35 U.S.C. § 101 as interpreted by this Court?"

For additional information see Donald Chisum's Article - Patents on Computer-Implemented Methods and Systems and U.S. Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Alice v. CLS Bank.

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