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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
SOURCE: IP WatchDog Article: Is there a Light at the End of the Alice Tunnel? LINK:
Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, 573 U.S. __, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014),[1] was a 2014 decision of the United States Supreme Court about patentable subject matter (patent eligibility).[2] 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.[3][4] 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[5]), were the first Supreme Court cases on the patent eligibility of software–related inventions since Diamond v. Diehr in 1981. SOURCE LINK WIKIPEDIA:  

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. LINK 

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 “packets”etc. 
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.

 "In the US, Crypto Is considered property by the #IRS, Money by the #Treasury, #Commodities by the #CFTC, and securities by the #SEC"

The Block Article: "The IRS sends letters to warn over 10,000 #cryptocurrency cryptocurrency investors to report and pay #taxes properly". / Given the myriad cryptocurrency blockchain memes and given the Alice effect, what is your universal meme / metaphor? "Claims may not direct towards an abstract idea" / Physical is the opposite of abstract. A block standing on end in 3D is a cube with length, depth, height, volume Source:





Programmable #money through the lens of Supreme Court's Alice ruling is definitely stepping through the looking glass and falling down the rabbit hole:

Medium article "Deep thought pondering the crypto Blockchain through Alice's looking glass"