November 27, 2019
On November 15, 2019, the Federal Circuit offered a ray of hope, and in doing so some pointers, in what has been a dismal outlook for patentability under 35 USC 101 for computer-related inventions since the Supreme Court’s Alice decision. In Koninklijke KPN N.V. v. Gemalto M2M GmbH, CAFC App. No. 2018-1863, a CAFC panel (Dyk, Chen and Stoll, JJ., opinion by Judge Chen) delivered a rare reversal of a judgment of patent ineligibility under 35 USC 101 on the pleadings.