(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to consider software patents for the first time in decades, weighing a case that has divided the computer industry and may affect almost half the country’s patent suits.

The justices hear arguments today on perhaps the biggest of the six patent cases before them in their current nine-month term. The case, part of a broader debate that extends to Congress, centers on how high the bar should be when software makers seek legal protection.

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