courthouse.jpgIPNews® – The Federal Circuit agreed on Tuesday to hold an en banc rehearing involving all of the court’s judges regarding a controversial three-judge panel decision in July that upheld four financial software patents.

The July ruling in CLS Bank International v. Alice Corp. drew heat from many quarters, especially in the technology industry, for allowing too-vague ideas to receive patent protection. The appeals court requested additional briefing on rehearing regarding how the court should determine whether a computer-implemented invention is a patent-ineligible abstract idea. To continue reading, click: Federal Circuit To Rehear Abstract Financial Software Patent Case En Banc