"Supreme Court invalidates software patent because it's a software patent"
Misleading headline. Makes it seem like SCOTUS just invalidated all software patents (I wish), but they didn't. Instead, they only ruled against a very limited aspect of software patents, in this case taking an "abstract idea" (in this case," the use of a third party to mitigate settlement risk") and having a generic, rather than task specific device, computer do it. The ruling left open the possibility of doing it on specialized devices. SCOTUS declined to define "abstract", which means there will be much more litigation to come.
And also, Techdirt's take:
But, while three Justices (Sotomayor, Ginsburg and Breyer) hoped the court would go further and basically say that business methods weren't patentable at all, the rest simply wouldn't go along with that, saying that "many computer-implemented claims are formally addressed to patent-eligible subject matter," but never giving any examples.