Jackson Hewitt Seeks To Hit H&R Block With Bilski

Law360, New York (March 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Brandishing the Bilski test, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. is seeking to invalidate rival H&R Block Tax Services Inc.'s patents related to the preparation of taxpayer refunds, and has urged the court to stay the litigation while considering the eligibility of the three patents-in-suit.

On Friday, Jackson Hewitt lodged a bid for summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, asking the court to suspend the action while weighing the viability of three patents allegedly covering Jackson Hewitt's system for preparing...
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