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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