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Post-Alice Patent-Eligible Business Methods

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Although many aspects of the Alice opinion are unclear, one definite result is that Alice did not hold that “business methods” are categorically excluded from patent protection.

This result raises the question: What types of business methods would be patent-eligible under Alice? This article considers some hypothetical business method inventions, and how such inventions might be claimed in a manner that is likely to satisfy the heightened patent-eligibility requirements of Alice.
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