Key CAFC decisions confirm software is patentable in post-Alice world, says Microsoft’s former patent chief 31 Oct 16
The last six months have been the best for providing clarity on patent eligibility under Section 101 of the US patent statute since the Supreme Court handed down its Alice decision in June 2014. So says Bart Eppenauer, the managing partner of the Seattle office of Shook Hardy & Bacon and the former Chief Patent Counsel at Microsoft. In this exclusive piece for the IAM blog, Eppenauer explains how a series of Federal Circuit judgments have unequivocally confirmed that software is patentable in the post-Alice world as long as certain important rules are followed. Here’s what he has to say:
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