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Alice v CLS Bank: a serving of Bilski with lashings of Mayo

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photo-3rThe Supremes have just handed down the Alice Corp v CLS Bank decision (here). The claims have been held to relate to a patent-ineligible abstract idea and so are not patent eligible under §101. The decision references the Bilksi case and also the framework described in Mayo v Prometheus. There doesn’t seem to be a whole heap of guidance on first reading on what constitutes an abstract idea. Merely reciting the presence of a computer in the claims is not enough though.

More analysis (much more analysis) is sure to follow shortly!

Mark Richardson 19 June 2014


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