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The Supreme Court issued its decision in the closely watched Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank case on June 19. The result? In an opinion that seemed to follow naturally from the Court’s precedent in Bilski v. KapposMayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., and Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Alice garnered [...]

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“Google it” has become a familiar refrain for any Millennial tasked with answering a question.  The technology giant has redefined the way we obtain and process information.  Not surprisingly, the company’s intellectual property portfolio is quite valuable.  Google is continuing to add to that portfolio, seeking a patent on [...]

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Software Patents at the Supreme Court

On March 30, 2014 By Parker Hancock

Is software patentable? This simple question, despite over 40 years of judicial wrestling, remains unanswered. Many in the business world are hostile to software patents. After all, much of the vibrant software startup culture seems to operate just fine in an atmosphere of uncertainty. For example, just last month, Facebook acquired software startup [...]

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Tomorrow morning, JETLaw will welcome faculty, staff, students, CLE participants, and web viewers to its 2013-2014 symposium: Patents 101: From Computer Code to Genetic Codes. The event will begin promptly at 9:00 AM on Friday, Jan. 24th, at Vanderbilt Law School, and it will focus on what, exactly, is eligible for patent protection. [...]

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JETLaw’s 2013-2014 symposium, Patents 101: From Computer Code to Genetic Codes, will take place next Friday, Jan. 24th, at Vanderbilt Law School. The symposium focuses on what, exactly, is eligible for patent protection. Chief Judge Randall Rader of the Federal Circuit will deliver the keynote, and panels will address software patents, [...]

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Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International

In 2005, the Australian company Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. filed a patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for a method of reducing financial risk by ensuring, through “data processing systems” and third-party exchanges, that counterparties make good on their obligations. In 2010, [...]

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During the last decade, the world of patentable innovations has expanded to include what are now known as “business methods” patents. While there is an argument that business methods have always been considered at least theoretically patentable in the U.S., as a practical matter, this type of patent has only gained popularity after the seminal [...]

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