New York-based Peter Schechter, an intellectual property partner at Edwards Wildman
, commented on the impact of the CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. opinion in Law360. The article, "'Nightmare' Ruling On Software Patent Standard Baffles Attys
," stated how the court didn't articulate a consistent standard, so now whether or not a software invention is deemed patent-eligible will depend on which judges hear the case, with the result boiling down to "the luck of the draw," according to Schechter. "It's a complete nightmare. There's no predictability at all," Schechter said.