According to the Supreme Court's contrariwise thinking, in the world of Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Internation, Section 101 can and should be used early in litigation to distinguish a genuine, patentable invention from a sham-that is, to expose to scrutiny the idea behind the curtain.
Swetnam-Burland, David and Stitham, Stacy O.
"Alice's Adventures in Oz: Revealing the Man Behind the Curtain,"
Akron Intellectual Property Journal: Vol. 9
, Article 2.
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