• Federal Circuit Hears Oral Arguments in McRO v. Namco Bandai: Will Patent-Eligibility of Computer Software Survive?
  • January 7, 2016 | Author: Ross A. Dannenberg
  • Law Firm: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. - Washington Office
  • In the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, courts have been struggling to define the line between abstract idea and patent-eligible invention. The Federal Circuit on Friday, December 11, heard oral arguments in McRO Inc. v. Bandai Namco Games America Inc. et al., a case that has the potential to make that line a bit clearer. If you’re already familiar with the posture of this case, you won’t miss anything if you skip to Section 2, infra.