Alice Gets the Most Important Question Right

By far the most important takeaway from today’s Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank  is the Court’s acknowledgment that “many computer-implemented claims are formally addressed to patent-eligible subject matter.”  Despite failing to alleviate the profound confusion caused by its recent §101 analysis in cases like Bilski, Myriad, Mayo, and plenty of earlier … Continue reading “Alice Gets the Most Important Question Right”

Copyright is Still Essential to a Free Market in Creative Works

In the modern digital era, strong copyright protection is still an essential component of a flourishing free market in creative works.  Viewed properly as a property right in creative works, copyright is fundamental to economic freedom in our creative economy.  Criticisms of copyright have flooded the public policy debate in recent years.  Proponents of weakening … Continue reading “Copyright is Still Essential to a Free Market in Creative Works”