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Morgan Lewis Among Most Successful Firms in Overcoming Alice Patent Rejections

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

PALO ALTO, November 24, 2015: Data visualization and analytics software provider Juristat has recognized Morgan Lewis among the top 10 firms to have overcome the highest number of “Alice” patent application rejections in 11 months.

Juristat Certified Top Patent Firm 2015Morgan Lewis overturned more than half (63%) of the rejections it filed during the time period between June 19, 2014 and May 1, 2015, coming in at eighth place. Juristat found that during the timeframe 48 firms had responded to Alice rejections in at least 15 applications and overcame the rejections only 47% of the time on average.

In June 2014, the US Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International which significantly changed the landscape for software patents in terms of eligibility. As a result of the Alice decision, software patents are more challenging to obtain and § 101 rejections have become much more common. Juristat reviewed more than 6.8 million patent applications to determine the top 10 firms with the highest success rate in overcoming Alice rejections.