“Federal Circuit is inviting the parties and amici to address the following questions:
a. What test should the court adopt to determine whether a computer-implemented invention is a patent ineligible "abstract ideaâ€; and when, if ever, does the presence of a computer in a claim lend patent eligibility to an otherwise patent-ineligible idea?
b. In assessing patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. Â§ 101 of a computer-implemented invention, should it matter whether the invention is claimed as a method, system, or storage medium; and should such claims at times be considered equivalent for Â§ 101 purposes?
It’s about time. Too bad it’s not SCOTUS yet.