Tech Cos. Push For Rehearing In Abstract Patent Cases

Law360, New York (September 5, 2012, 8:24 PM EDT) -- A slew of companies, including British Airways PLC and eHarmony Inc., on Wednesday joined CLS Bank International's request that the full Federal Circuit rehear a case concerning when abstract concepts implemented on a computer do not violate a statutory prohibition against patents on abstract ideas.

The companies, which also include Intuit Inc., LinkedIn Corp., SAP America Inc. and LP, filed an amicus curiae brief supporting CLS’s petition for en banc rehearing of a case in which patents CLS was accused of infringing were found by...
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