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IP Litigator Comments on Aftermath of Landmark Alice v. CLS Bank Decision

In an article published by Law360, Mintz Member Stephen J. Akerley commented on the legal landscape five years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, which ruled that four patents directed to a computerized trading platform were invalid. As a result, hundreds of patents on software and other computer-related inventions have been invalidated, and it is difficult to obtain those kinds of patents in the first place.

“In five years, I’ve seen what I would consider one of the most dramatic effects of any decision or change in legislation as it relates to the patent system,” Mr. Akerley said.