→ Federal Circuit to Examine Software Patentability

Dennis Crouch, writing on Pantently-O, points out one of the questions the court intends to address in an upcoming en banc review:

What test should the court adopt to determine whether a computer-implemented invention is a patent ineligible “abstract idea”; and when, if ever, does the presence of a computer in a claim lend patent eligibility to an otherwise patent-ineligible idea?

The case is CLS Bank Int’l. v. Alice Corp. if you want to follow along at home.