Journal Article

US Federal Circuit remains split on how to approach patent eligibility

Charles R. Macedo, Michael J. Kasdan and Sandra A. Hudak

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 7, issue 12, pages 842-844
Published in print December 2012 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online September 2012 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jps152
US Federal Circuit remains split on how to approach patent eligibility

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A divided panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held computer-implemented financial transaction claims patent-eligible under 35 USC §101 because it was not ‘manifestly evident’ that the claims were directed to a patent-ineligible abstract idea. The majority decision was accompanied by a vigorous dissent, questioning the approach to patent-eligibility taken by the majority.

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Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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