Phonetic alphabet fails patent-eligibility test
Abstract: Despite what movies and television shows might suggest, not every great idea is worthy of — or, more importantly, eligible for — a patent. The inventor of a new phonetic alphabet learned this lesson the hard way. This article discusses a case in which the court found that the phonetic alphabet was a patent-ineligible abstract idea. In re Wang, No. 17-1827, June 20, 2018, Fed. Cir.