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Alice was asked aplenty

Supreme Court justices bombard lawyers in Alice case with questions about abstract ideas, patents

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week on a case that could significantly impact the patent eligibility of software.

The closely watched appeal – Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International – deals with ideas that are so “abstract” maybe they should not be patented – and was appealed from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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