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Alice loses U.S. Supreme Court case on software patents

The high court concluded an abstract idea cannot be patented, and that is the case – even if a computer is used.

The tech sector has gotten a somewhat clearer idea of what can be patented in a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Alice Corp. case.

The high court concluded an abstract idea cannot be patented, and that is the case – even if a computer is used, according to news reports.

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