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On Dec. 6, 2013, the United States Supreme Court granted Alice Corporation’s petition for a writ of certiorari in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International. The question presented is: “Whether claims to computer-implemented inventions—including claims to systems and machines, processes, and items of manufacture—are directed to patent-eligible subject matter within the meaning of 35 U.S.C. § 101 as interpreted by this Court?” Alice Corporation will be the 10th time the Supreme Court has addressed a Section 101 issue since the 1952 Patent Act, and the fourth time in merely four years.