CLS Bank v Alice Corp is unlikely to provide the silver bullet that software patent critics seek 14 Feb 13
Oral arguments were heard en banc by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit last week in CLS Bank v Alice Corp, a case which could have a major impact on the prosecution and enforcement of patents relating to computer-implemented inventions. While patent owners should keep close watch, software patent critics’ hopes for a significant limitation on the patentability of certain types of computer-related innovation are unlikely to be met.
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