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Alice already influencing USPTO and Federal Circuit

Michael Loney, New York

The impact of the Supreme Court’s Alice v CLS decision is already being felt in both patent litigation and prosecution

On July 11, the Federal Circuit released its first opinion that cited Alice, when affirming that claims in Digitech’s US patent 6,128,415 are not patentable under 35 USC § 101 in Digitech Image v Electronics for Imaging.


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