Mealey's IP/Tech - Supreme Court: Patent Eligibility Not Conferred By Computer Implementation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held June 19 that a patent that claims a computer-implemented method of providing intermediated settlement services for financial obligations is directed to a patent-ineligible concept under Section 101 of the Patent Act (Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International and CLS Services Ltd., No. 13-298, U.S. Sup.).

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