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You can create a great software or Internet invention that is completely novel, unobvious and has utility, but you still may not qualify for a patent.  Why not? Congress enacted 35 USC §101 to identify which inventions are the proper subject for patents.  That section states: Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, […]

In Alice v CLS Bank, the Supreme Court determined that an abstract business method implemented by software entirely within a computer was not ‘patentable subject matter,’ meaning that the invention could not be protected by patent even though it met all of the requirements for a patent; namely, the process was novel, unobvious and had […]