Software -- Still patentable subject matter: An analysis of the En Banc Federal Circuit Opinion in CLS Bank v. Alice Corp (PDF)
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With the Supreme Court then poised to rule in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., 569 U.S. __(2013) regarding the subject matter eligibility of isolated genes, the en banc Federal Circuit in CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2013) failed to provide a clear consensus as to the metes and bounds of 35 USC §101, principally as it relates to software.
Dov Greenbaum is an intellectual property attorney at Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz. He has extensive experience in litigating and drafting patents in varied fields including hardware, software, biotech and medical devices. Dov is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. Dov completed postdoctoral fellowships at Stanford University and Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich), where he focused on issues related to science and law. In addition to his many legal and scientific papers he has also written non-technical pieces relating to science in society. Dov has his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in Genetics with a focus in Bioinformatics from Yale University.
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