By: Robert R. Sachs
This Thursday, April 17, 2014, the San Francisco Bar Association will host a lunch time discussion on the patent eligibility of software between myself, Prof. Robin Feldman of Hastings and Daniel Nazer ("Staff Attorney and Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents") of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. We'll be discussing the various arguments raised in our respective amicus briefs in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank (Sachs-ABL, Sachs-Benrey, Feldman, EFF) as well as the views of the parties and the government. While online registration is closed, feel free to come anyways.
The discussion will be lively one, to say the least, given the very diverse points of view.