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Alice’s patent invalidated as “abstract,” but court declines to articulate standard applicable across industries

Canada, USA - June 20 2014 In deciding Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, the Supreme Court yesterday invalidated Alice's patent to software for intermediated settlement of…

Case Collard, Brandon Hegstrom.

White House announces executive actions designed to combat patent trolls

USA - February 25 2014 Last week, the White House announced new executive actions characterized as initiatives "to combat patent trolls and further strengthen our patent…

David Tseng.

Unclear if CLS Bank v. Alice really will be the “death of hundreds of thousands of patents”

USA - May 22 2013 Sitting en banc, the Federal Circuit recently held patent ineligible all of Alice Corporation's patent claims at issue directed toward…

Brandon Hegstrom.

After Mayo, Patent Office will require ‘significantly more’ than a law of nature for patentability

USA - March 30 2012 The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., may affect the ability of companies to protect valuable innovations emerging from basic research.

Kimton Eng, Elen Wetzel.