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What concrete lessons should software patent applicants learn from Alice vs CLS Bank?

First I should note that the ratio in Alice, while easy to state, is rather hard to apply. Many words have been shed trying to characterise precisely what Alice-style abstractness really is. But the ...
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Can a patent issued before Alice, but suspect of not meeting its standards now, be invalidated at the PTAB?

The process to invalidate a patent if the owner does not attempt to enforce it is an Inter Partes Review. They kill from 40%-70% of claims they encounter depending upon who’s method of analysis you ...
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What are the best post-Alice strategies for drafting claims in software patent applications?

In January 2019 the Director of the USPTO issued new guidance to the examining corps that caused them to be much less strict on giving 101 rejections. The 3620, 3680, and 3690 art units, which examine ...
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Software Patents after Alice decision

People suggested that it introduces great uncertainty in what could be claimed, if anything. I think the "if anything" there is a little gratuitous. Granted, the Alice opinion didn't go very far in ...
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