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Federal Circuit to Consider the Patentable Subject Matter of Software

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Sam I Am, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    As noted in the blog post, best keep excitement tempered. That said, this is a really really good thing.

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    Federal Circuit to Consider the Patentable Subject Matter of Software

    In an important decision granting an en banc hearing in the case of CLS Bank International the Federal Circuit is inviting the parties and amici to address the following questions:
    • What test should the court adopt to determine whether a computer-implemented invention is a patent ineligible "abstract idea”; and when, if ever, does the presence of a computer in a claim lend patent eligibility to an otherwise patent-ineligible idea?
    • In assessing patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 of a computer-implemented invention, should it matter whether the invention is claimed as a method, system, or storage medium; and should such claims at times be considered equivalent for § 101 purposes?

    While I feel we should be restrained in our expectations of the Court establishing a more limited view of software patentability, at least they are asking the questions and inviting broad input.

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  2. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    I'm going to guess this is probably the only NFL related forum that has at least a weekly update on patents and the business world.
  3. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    So, what you're saying is this is the only NFL forum that has intelligent life. :lmao2: :lmao:
  4. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    Quite possibly. Well, I'll only say that for the Off Topic forum.
  5. wittenacious

    wittenacious Active Member

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    So what you're saying is...

    :lmao:

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