Alice rocks the boat once again – Price optimization method isn’t patent-eligible
Abstract: In 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l established a two-part test for determining patent eligibility. In its wake, the decision has left many of those seeking patent protection for financial-related methods involving computers feeling a bit queasy. This article describes the most recent Alice-related decision, which addresses whether a computerized price optimization method is patent-eligible.