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Donald Chisum Monograph: Cert. Grant in CLS Bank: Background and Commentary

This is a guest post from the Chisum Patent Academy and is posted with their permission.

Patents on Computer-Implemented Methods and Systems: The Supreme Court Grants Review (CLS Bank) (Dec. 10, 2013)

The Chisum Patent Academy is pleased to provide you with Donald Chisum’s new 58-page monograph surveying background developments and commenting on the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in No. 13-298, Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l (Dec. 6, 2013).

Chisum concludes:

“The Supreme Court often intervenes to resolve splits among the various courts of appeal. Here a split exists within a circuit that the circuit itself is unable to resolve. The circuit judges’ varying interpretations of a body of recent and not-so-recent Supreme Court precedent riddled with fuzzy language and inconsistent results caused the split. Now, the Court has the opportunity (and the obligation) to clean up a mess that is, to a major extent, of its own making.”

The full monograph is available here.


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