CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corp.: Federal Circuit Splits on Patent Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Inventions

June 11, 2013 | 1:00 p.m. ET | Webcast

On May 10, 2013, the Federal Circuit handed down a much-anticipated en banc ruling regarding the patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions under 35 U.S.C. § 101. In a per curiam opinion that is perhaps the most important § 101 jurisprudence since the Supreme Court’s Bilski v. Kappos and Mayo v. Prometheus decisions, a plurality of judges set forth procedures for determining whether claims that recite an abstract idea or a law of nature meet the requirements of this section. While the overall effect of this case remains to be seen and is likely to be a subject of heated debate, this decision has the potential to impact both patent litigation and prosecution.

Please join MBHB attorneys Lawrence H. Aaronson, Michael S. Borella and Grantland G. Drutchas for this presentation. Topics to be addressed include:

  • A review of patentable subject matter case law
  • A review of the various concurrences and dissents in CLS Bank
  • Potential impact of this case on patentees and practitioners in both litigation and prosecution


Sponsored by: Practising Law Institute (PLI)

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