Raymond Millien of Volvo flags the increase of US patents issuing on software-related inventions in 2019. It contradicts the conventional understanding that the Supreme Court Alice v. CLS Bank decision eliminated or has made it quite difficult to obtain software patents. Yes, business methods are difficult, but other software-related patenting has also increased in volume and importance.
For details see IP Watchdog: Six Years After Alice: 61.8% of U.S. Patents Issued in 2019 Were ‘Software-Related’—up 21.6% from 2018.
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