On May 10, 2013, the Federal Circuit handed down the much-anticipated en banc decision in CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corp. regarding the patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions under 35 U.S.C. § 101. In the Per Curiam opinion, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s holding that all of the computer-implemented claims at issue were not directed to patent eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. However, the Federal Circuit was unable to reach a consensus on a framework for evaluating the patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions going forward, and thus there was no majority opinion to support this affirmance. As a result, it is unclear what impact this decision will have on the PTO and the courts as they assess the patent eligibility of these types of claims under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
This webinar will cover the potential implications of the CLS Bank decision on claims directed to computer-implemented inventions. Topics will include:
Presenter: MBHB Partner Rory P. Shea
While there is no fee to participate, all attendees must register in advance and, in order to receive MCLE credit, must participate individually. Access an archived audio version of this webinar here. NOTE: MCLE credit is not available for this archived recording.
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