The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) on Wednesday, July 3, affirmed a district court’s holding that a patent for e-signature technology was ineligible under Section 101. The district court found the patent claims were directed to a longstanding business practice under Alice step one, and were therefore abstract, and that they contained no inventive step at Alice step two. Judge Prost authored the CAFC opinion.

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