Monthly Archives: June 2014

Alice vs CLS Bank – US Supreme Court Rules on Software Patents

The US Supreme Court recently handed down its eagerly awaited judgment in the case of Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. Vs CLS Bank International et al.   The question at issue was how to define which subject matter is eligible for patent protection, in particular in the context of the computer implementation of otherwise abstract ideas. […]

Posted in Patents, software patents, US | Posted by Pete |

Inventive Step is not Black and White

Amazon has recently received publicity for a US patent it was granted, covering a way of taking a photograph against a white background.  The patent has been the subject of much ridicule, so I thought it would be interesting to check it out.   Amazon’s Patent   Patent US 8,676,045 was granted on 18 March […]

Posted in Inventive Step, Patents, US | Posted by Pete |