English word of the Day – Talismanic

From Alice Corp. vs. CLS Bank Int’l (573 US ___) 2014.

“…but the Court did not assign any special signficance to that fact, much less the sort of talismanic significance peititioner claims.”

Petitioner (Alice Patent Owner) had argued that abstract idea category is limtied to preexisting fundemental truths that exist in principal apart from any human action such as mathematical formulas.

Talisman: 不思議な力のあるもの.