Computer-Implemented Inventions in the Wake of 'CLS Bank v. Alice'

, New York Law Journal


In their Patent and Trademark Law column, Robert C. Scheinfeld of Baker Botts and Parker H. Bagley of Boies, Schiller & Flexner write: On May 10, the Federal Circuit, sitting en banc, issued a highly divided decision in 'CLS Bank v. Alice Corp.' Although a majority of the court affirmed the invalidity of the computer-related patent at issue, it could not agree on reasoning, instead providing seven different views as to why the invalidated claims were not patent eligible. What then is the impact of 'CLS Bank'?

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