By Alexander J. Smolenski
The Federal Circuit has
recently provided fresh guidance on what is patentable subject matter.
Its decision promises to get many computer-based innovations over the
eligibility hump, but alerts inventors to other pitfalls on the path to
securing patent protection.
By Ann Fort and Josh
In another district court decision applying Bilski v. Kappos, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has declared four patents invalid as directed to unpatentable "abstract ideas." CLS Bank Int'l v. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd., No. 07-974, 2011 U.S....