The Inventive Concept in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l.

IIC - Int'l Review of Intellectual Property & Competition Law, Vol. 45, 2014, pp. 865-867

UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2014-51

4 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2014 Last revised: 6 Oct 2015

See all articles by Dan L. Burk

Dan L. Burk

University of California, Irvine School of Law

Date Written: August 22, 2014

Abstract

In its recent patentable subject matter opinion in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l, the United States Supreme Court articulated a two-step patent eligibility test that hinges on the presence of an “inventive concept” in the patent claims. This short essay considers the connection between the “inventive concept” requirement in the Alice Corp. test and the requirement of an “inventive step” or non-obviousness requirement for patentability, by relating the Supreme Court’s holding to similar decisions considering patentable subject matter under the European Patent Convention.

Keywords: patent, Supreme Court, Alice Corp., software, business methods, intellectual property

JEL Classification: O31, O32, O33, O34, L86

Suggested Citation

Burk, Dan L., The Inventive Concept in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l. (August 22, 2014). IIC - Int'l Review of Intellectual Property & Competition Law, Vol. 45, 2014, pp. 865-867; UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2014-51. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2485410

Dan L. Burk (Contact Author)

University of California, Irvine School of Law ( email )

4500 Berkeley Place
Irvine, CA 92697-1000
United States
949-824-9325 (Phone)

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
263
Abstract Views
1,466
rank
120,418
PlumX Metrics