Patent and Trademark Law

The Supreme Court's Impact on Patentable Subject Matter

, New York Law Journal


In his Patent and Trademark Law column, Robert C. Scheinfeld writes: Twenty patents. That's how many were invalidated in only three decisions in the last few weeks alone. Patent practitioners cannot be blind to the enormous impact the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in 'Alice Corp.' has had on narrowing the scope of available patentable subject matter, rendering quite uncertain whether patents directed to computerized business methods or ways of conducting transactions over the Internet, by way of example only, will ever survive scrutiny.

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