Posts Tagged: CLS Bank


Missed Opportunities for Alice, Software at the Supreme Court

It seems undeniable that Alice missed many opportunities to score easy points. Indirect arguments were made by Alice that didn't seem very persuasive. Indeed, if one is …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 19

Prelude to SCOTUS Oral Arguments in Alice v. CLS Bank, Part 3

BEAR: ''When the Constitution was written, there was no concept of software. Nor was there computer hardware. We had physical, you know, very physical mechanical inventions. And …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 29

Prelude to SCOTUS Oral Arguments in Alice v. CLS Bank, Part 2

BEAR: ''[T]here’s an amusing little brief worth visiting. It’s by a number of companies including LinkedIn, Netflix, Twitter, Yelp and Rackspace – whom I …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 10

Alice at Court: Stepping Through the Looking Glass – Part II

There is a further gulf between those who view In re Alappat as sound logic and engineering (ABL, AIPLA, Alice, Mr. Ronald Benrey, BSA, CCIA, Mr. Dale …
By Robert Sachs
2 years ago 2

Prelude to SCOTUS Oral Arguments in Alice v. CLS Bank: A Software Conversation with Eric Gould Bear

Eric Gould Bear is an inventor on over 100 patents and patent applications and a testifying expert witness for patent infringement cases. He is an expert in the …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 27

Alice at Court: Stepping Through the Looking Glass of the Merits Briefs in Alice v. CLS Bank – Part I

The fractured views of the world begin with the question presented, and reflect how different parties frame the debate in very different terms. Alice’s merits brief …
By Robert Sachs
2 years ago 6

Dissecting the Software Patent Amici in Support of CLS Bank

Supporters of CLS Bank have largely responded that software patents hurt innovation. But that can't be! One of the areas critics always say has been allegedly hamstrung …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 16

Software Patent Amici in Support of Petitioner Alice Corporation

That only three briefs are filed in support of Alice Corporation is a little misleading in this case, however, since many of the briefs that were filed …

Misnomers, Myths, Misunderstandings and Misconceptions about Software Patents

By Martin Goetz, inventor on the first software patent granted by the USPTO: "Much of this negativism is based on the poor job the US patent examiners …
By Martin Goetz
2 years ago 29

Amici Urge Caution on Software Patents at the Supreme Court

Chief Judge Michel’s brief makes two major recommendations regarding the essential question of software’s patentability. First, Michel states that the criteria for patent eligibility under …

Software: The Heart and Soul of Many Innovative Advances

Broadly construing and applying the abstract ideas exception would jeopardize countless patents and patent-fostered innovations that are providing real, tangible benefits to all levels of society, and …
By Charles Cooper
2 years ago 41

Twilight Zone: The Solicitor General’s Brief in Alice v. CLS Bank

… in order to handle the messy reality that the system claims, illustrated above, are clearly not abstract under any intellectually honest definition, they merely say that if …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 19

Supreme Court “Abstract Idea Doctrine” is Unworkable

The reason the abstract idea doctrine is unworkable is because the Supreme Court has never defined what is an abstract idea. The Supreme Court has treated the …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 164

Part 2: A Conversation with Chisum and Mueller

MUELLER: "I think a lot is going to ride on what we see going forward from the PTAB, for example decisions in post grant review. Will those …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 2

A Conversation with Donald Chisum and Janice Mueller

CHISUM: "I’m very skeptical when Congress starts talking about reform. I don’t think there is enough sophistication in Congress and among committee staff members about …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 3