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Snap reaction to Supreme Court’s Alice v CLS opinion

Michael Loney, New York


It was short. It was not a blockbuster decision. It was a missed opportunity. It is to be applauded. It did not do great damage. Nor did it do much good. These are some of the responses to the Supreme Court’s eagerly-awaited 21-page opinion in Alice Corporation v CLS Bank, released on June 19

In the highest-profile patent opinion of an unusually IP-heavy term, the Supreme Court held that merely claiming an abstract idea is insufficient to establish patent eligibility. But, despite the fears of some, it did not declare software unpatentable.

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