Supreme Court to Take Case on Patentability of Software

On Friday, the Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l (Docket No. 13-298). In this case, the Court will take up the issue of: Whether claims to computer-implemented inventions – including claims to systems and machines, processes, and items of manufacture – are directed to patent-eligible subject matter within the meaning of 35 U.S.C. § 101 as interpreted by this Court.