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The Supreme Court Delivers Clarity for (Some) Software Patents

Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its much anticipated ruling on the patentability of software. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int'l, et al., No. 12-298. As with many of its recent decisions relating to patent law, the Court did not make any sweeping pronouncements on the general patentability of software patents. Instead, the Court addressed the narrower issue of whether abstract ideas, long held to be ineligible subject matter for patents by themselves, could become patent eligible if they were implemented on a generic computer. The Court held that they cannot. Read More ›