You can’t make an abstract idea patentable by simply adding “do it on a computer”

Late last month, Judge Otis Wright of the Central District of California invalidated five claims in one of MyMedicalRecords’ patents in a case involving Walgreens, Quest Diagnostics, WebMD, and more. Wright’s decision [PDF] is one of many new cases that have implemented the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank, a groundbreaking decision that basically says: you can’t make an abstract idea patentable by simply adding “do it on a computer.”

Country: Global

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: abstract ideas, medical records, Alice v. CLS Bank, court decision, computer, patent

Posted on Thursday 8 January 2015

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