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Is Computer Software Eligible for Patent Protection under the Patent Act? The United States Supreme Court to Decide.

Posted by John M. Burke, Esq. | Apr 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

On March 31st, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Alice Cooperation Pty. Ltd. V. CLS Bank International, No 13-298. As many intellectual property attorneys are aware, this case may impact computer software eligibility for patent protection. Here is an excellent article from Ronald Mann, contributor to the SCOTUSblog.com that previews the case: http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/03/argument-preview-justices-have-chance-to-provide-final-solution-to-quandary-about-patenting-software/.

If you are interested in listening to the oral argument, here is a link to the Supreme Court of the United States' Website: http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_audio_detail.aspx?argument=13-298&TY=2013.

We will be keeping an eye on the Court's decision as it impact thousands of patents and patent applications.

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John M. Burke, Esq.

John has represented clients in matters before state and federal courts in a variety of legal proceedings, including contract and business disputes, criminal defense and general civil matters. Since joining Caseiro Burke, John has used his litigation experience to better assist clients in taking a proactive approach in protecting their intellectual property.

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