Finish Line Scores Win In Inventory Sales IP Row

Law360, Los Angeles (January 21, 2014, 6:36 PM EST) -- Athletic retailer The Finish Line Inc. and others prevailed Tuesday in a consolidated patent infringement suit over computer technology facilitating inventory sales when a Texas federal judge ruled that six patent claims were invalid because they rely upon an abstract idea without meaningful limitations.

Granting the defendants’ motion for judgment on the pleadings, U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis said Clear With Computers LLP's claims were unpatentable because they involve the computer implementation of a mental process that could otherwise be performed entirely by a human with...
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