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US business method patent applications fall 52.4% after Alice

Michael Loney, New York

Managing IP analyses how class 705 patent applications and issuance at the USPTO, and the companies behind the filings, have changed since last year’s Alice v CLS Bank decision

Companies have pulled back drastically from filing business method patent applications in the US. Managing IP analysed figures for USPTO applications in patent class 705, the class covering “data processing” in which most business method patents are placed.


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