Microsoft files Supreme Court amicus brief in support of ending overly broad patents

On Friday, Microsoft filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court in support of affirmance in the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank case.

“Our interest in this case is to ensure the Supreme Court understands the difference between true technological innovations and the types of business method patents at issue in this case. Adobe and HP joined Microsoft on the brief,” Horacio Gutierrez, deputy general counsel and corporate vice president of Legal & Corporate Affairs at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post Friday.

Gutierrez went on to state that Alice Corp.’s patents have nothing to do with software or computer technology and do not advance the state of technology.

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Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff