Who is Alice and why it is important to your startup
US software patent rights have changed, especially since the Alice case.
Alice is a US Supreme Court decision, not a person. In this video, you’ll learn about how this decision affects your software patent rights for your startup. We tell you about which software ideas are patentable – and which are not – following this decision.
Here are some of the points covered in this decision:
- Software patents now need to have a technical basis
- Some business methods can be protected – but not all
- How you write your patent application is very important
What can we learn from Alice:
Perhaps the most important takeaway from this decision is that many different software ideas are only patentable if the patent application is written correctly. Old guidelines for writing a patent application no longer apply. But, if you follow the new rules, your software idea may be patent-worthy.