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Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP: Federal Circuit Will Hear CLS Bank Case En Banc

On July 9, 2012, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. Pty., Ltd. [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] , as discussed in an earlier Fitch Even alert . Today [Oct. 9th] the court ordered rehearing of the CLS Bank case en banc , for...

Mary LaFrance on the Patent Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Inventions: CLS Bank International v. Alice Corp.

The Supreme Court's previous musings on the patent-eligibility of software under § 101 have failed to provide the guidance needed by lower courts, practitioners, and patent owners. It illustrates the utter confusion. The jurists with the greatest sophistication on matters of patent law -- the...