Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Supreme Court Holds That Abstract Ideas Implemented on a Generic Computer are Ineligible under 35 U.S.C. 101

Fitzpatrick Case Update
June 19, 2014

On June 19, 2014, a unanimous United States Supreme Court held that merely requiring a generic computer to implement an abstract idea fails to transform the abstract idea into a patent-eligible invention, and affirmed the Federal Circuit’s judgment finding claims directed to mitigating settlement risk invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, No. 13-298 (June 19, 2014).

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