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March 31, 2014 - 12:38pm 79696

This is a big week in the world of patents. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, a case about the eligibility of computer-implemented inventions. The outcome of this case has big implications on the future of software patents, the often broad and vague patents stockpiled by trolls and tech companies alike.

March 31, 2014 - 4:00pm 78609

UPDATE: March 31, 2014

Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins issued his written ruling granting EFF's motion to quash. It is available here.

UPDATE: March 5, 2014

The court held a hearing today on the subpoena. Good news: Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins agreed with EFF and struck down Personal Audio's demands. The judge will issue a written order shortly; we will publish as soon as we have it.

Personal Audio can try to appeal the decision, so this fight may continue. But for now: victory!

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