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Mossoff on Supreme Court’s Software Patents Decision

Professor Adam Mossoff commented on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, a case which involved the question of whether software is patentable.

“[I]nnovative software inventions in the high-tech industry are now definitively deemed patentable, contrary to the claims of many patent sceptics today,” Mossoff said. Mossoff, however, noted that the ruling “provides little to no legal guidance to the courts as to how to apply this decision in the future such that inventors and commercial firms working in the innovation industries can know with certainty if their discoveries or inventions are patentable or not.”

Software patents survive US Supreme Court test, Financial Times, June 19, 2014. By Richard Waters and Gina Chon.

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Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Software Patent Ruling, Law360, June 19, 2014.

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Running concept through computer doesn’t merit patent, Washington Post, June 19, 2014. By Robert Barnes.

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Software patents take a hit, but they're far from dead, ZDNet, June 19, 2014. By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.

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