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Federal Circuit finds software claims patent eligible for fourth time this year

Michael Loney, New York

“There is no such single, succinct, usable definition or test” for defining an abstract idea, the Federal Circuit said while allowing a software patent to survive a Section 101 analysis for the fourth time since May

The Federal Circuit has found software claims cover patent eligible subject matter for the fourth time since May this year. Before then, it had only once since the Supreme Court’s Alice v CLS Bank decision in June 2014 allowed a...

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