The Alice Effect on 3D Printing


Two years after Alice, the state of software patenting remains unsettled. As the 3D printing industry continues its push towards better software platforms, the legacy of Alice may have a dramatic effect. In the following article, IP lawyers Vann Pearce and Christopher Higgins examine the Federal Circuit's application of Alice and provide practical insight for 3D printing companies faced with the difficult decision of how to protect their software innovations.