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Patent office issues new guidance on patentability of software patent applications (access required)

In 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rendered its decision in Alice v.  CLS Bank, creating significant ambiguity as to when computed-implemented inventions (e.g., software, programmable logic) are patentable in the United States. Last month, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)—the federal agency charged with examining patent applications and determining ...

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