ALICE RULING: "claims may not direct towards abstract ideas" / Physical is the opposite of abstract
Rules for Alice
Corp Vs CLS Bank compliance:
1) claim demonstrates "non-abstractness"
2) claim element is well-understood, routine, and conventional
3) claim is a question of fact
4) claim is reviewed for substantial evidence
Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, 573 U.S. __, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014), was a 2014 decision of the United States Supreme Court about patentable subject matter (patent eligibility). The issue in the case was whether certain claims about a computer-implemented, electronic escrow service for facilitating financial transactions covered abstract ideas ineligible for patent protection. The patents were held to be invalid because the claims were drawn to an abstract idea,
and implementing those claims on a computer was not enough to transform that idea into patentable subject matter. Although the Alice opinion did not mention software as such, the case was widely considered as a decision on software patents
or patents on software for business methods. It and the 2010 Supreme Court decision in Bilski v. Kappos, another case involving software for a business method (which also did not opine on software
as such), were the first Supreme Court cases on the patent eligibility of software–related
inventions since Diamond v. Diehr in 1981. SOURCE LINK WIKIPEDIA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Corp._v._CLS_Bank_International Speaking of Alice through the looking glass and Wonderland... “It’s
a new world order in the aftermath of Alice,” says Dale S. Lazar, a partner in DLA Piper’s Reston, Virginia, office.
Bitcoin blockchain blocks, agents, motes, bots, heartbeat, beacon
are metaphors for intervals, time cycles available to process / not process SYNTAX. The internet is coded, programmed using
time cycles to process instructions, commands etc. It follows that the key to achieving consistency, interoperability
among myriad memes and establishing a consistent, systemic one world economic system of systems is to focus on two main common
building blocks -- time cycles and syntax. USPTO applications leading up to 13/573,002 establish these facts in my opinion.
The Internet, net of programmable money is formed using 1) Time Cycle epochs used to parse (not) syntax as instructions for workflow and (routing) filters. This
is key to cross meme interoperability and consensus. blockchain programmable economy. In the beginning (of time), there was the word. This is how the internet and the internet of money / programmable
economy work… silicon chips create time epochs that are used / not used to process syntax (terms, instructions etc).
Bitcoin is a made up meme / metaphor as is the blockchain neither of which actually exist — anymore than Vint Cerf’s
Computer ASIC chips create time
cycles to process syntax as instructions - period. See Supreme Court Alice Corp Vs CLS Bank "a claim may not
be directed towards an abstract idea". Alice Corp Vs CLS Bank would be turning internet and internet of money patent
claims upside down -- if industry started taking this precedent seriously which probably won't happen until the Bitcoin Blockchain
wars begin -- in my opinion. Until then, you may want to be thinking about what physical meme you will select given physical
is the opposite of abstract. Then again, the first filed physical meme isn't as important as the most useful. The meme should
have a clock convention as well as a method and means to measure and meter the Bitcoin Blockchain and therefore, survey points
are necessary since the IRS has stated that Bitcoin is "akin to property" see IRS memo #1421. Events (crypto currency
transactions) are taxable events.