Supreme Court’s new rules on abstract patents hit Apple v. Samsung

Posted by BernardSwiss on Jul 30, 2014 3:29 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Joe Mullin
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When the US Supreme Court decided the Alice v. CLS Bank case last month, it was a signal that courts should be throwing out a lot more patents for being too abstract to be legally valid. Groups seeking patent reform and tech companies rejoiced, hoping the decision would knock out more of the patents wielded by so-called "patent trolls," whose only business is litigation.

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