Sun Loses Bid To Invalidate Patents With Bilski Test

Law360, New York (March 31, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has shot down an attempt by Sun Microsystems Inc. to use the Bilski test to invalidate two patents for product configuration software held by Versata Software Inc. that Sun is accused of infringing.

In a ruling issued Tuesday, Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas wrote that Sun had not proven that Versata's patents are invalid and that as he interprets the In re Bilski ruling, it does not necessarily apply to software patents....
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