Today, CCIA filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to grant cert in the WildTangent case. This case could help fix patents and clarify some of the confusion that has come out of recent decisions at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. As Matt Levy explained in CCIA’s press release, this case could do a lot to fix the problems of abstract patenting:
This case is an opportunity for the court to clarify when software should be eligible for a patent versus when someone is trying to patent an abstract idea such as the way of displaying ads that is at the root of this case. This problem is one of the main contributors to the current patent crisis. With the division in the Federal Circuit over applying current legal precedents on software patents, the Supreme Court is the only hope of fixing this problem.
We hope that the Supreme Court will consider hearing this case.