Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International Oral Argument

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International. At issue in the case was whether an abstract… read more

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International. At issue in the case was whether an abstract idea can be patented -- in this case, a computer-run electronic escrow service for financial transactions. The case provided a new test of the Patent Act’s most basic provision: what kinds of inventions are patentable. One of the long-standing exceptions was that an abstract idea can never be patented. One aspect of the case was patent trolls, a person or company who enforces patent rights in order to collect licensing fees, but does not actually make the products or service in question.

This program is the audio recording released by the court. Justice Thomas did not speak. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International Oral Argument

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Program ID:
318662-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 4, 2014
Last Aired:
Jun 21, 2014

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  • Apr 04, 2014 | 3:58pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Apr 05, 2014 | 6:30pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Apr 17, 2014 | 4:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 21, 2014 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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