Law360 quotes Edward Naughton in “Lawyers Weigh In On High Court’s Software Patent Ruling”
PUBLISHED ON: 06/20/2014
Law360 quotes Edward Naughton, Partner in the Firm's Litigation & Arbitration group, in a recent publication titled "Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Software Patent Ruling." The article covers insight from several attorneys of prominent law firms on why the decision in Alice Corp. Pty Ltd. v. CLS Bank International is significant.
From the article:
"The Supreme Court tells us that there is no patent protection for ‘abstract ideas,’ even when those ideas can't be characterized as laws of nature or physical phenomena, and even if those ideas are implemented by a computer. But every invention starts with an idea, and the court's decision doesn't provide clear guidance to determine when an idea has been applied in a way that is patent eligible. I expect that lower courts and practitioners will continue to struggle with this issue.”
Read the full article here.