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What to expect from Alice v CLS

Alli Pyrah, New York

On March 31, the US Supreme Court will hear Alice v CLS Bank – a case that is likely to have far-reaching consequences for software and business method patents. We round up the amici briefs and answer the big questions around the controversial case

Inventors and patent lawyers hope that the case will clear up the uncertainty about what constitutes a patent-ineligible abstract idea under Section 101.

CLS Bank argues that “adding conventional elements to an abstract idea does not make it patent eligible”,...

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