This is a guest post from the Chisum Patent Academy and is posted with their permission.
The Chisum Patent Academy is pleased to provide you with Donald Chisum’s new 58-page monograph surveying background developments and commenting on the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in No. 13-298, Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l (Dec. 6, 2013).
“The Supreme Court often intervenes to resolve splits among the various courts of appeal. Here a split exists within a circuit that the circuit itself is unable to resolve. The circuit judges’ varying interpretations of a body of recent and not-so-recent Supreme Court precedent riddled with fuzzy language and inconsistent results caused the split. Now, the Court has the opportunity (and the obligation) to clean up a mess that is, to a major extent, of its own making.”
The full monograph is available here.