Fed. Circ. Judges Spar Over Patent Eligibility In MySpace Row

Law360, New York (March 02, 2012, 7:10 PM ET) -- The Federal Circuit ruled Friday that four database patents asserted in California against MySpace Inc. and Craigslist Inc. are invalid, but the opinion revealed a sharp divide among the judges about the proper way to address questions of subject matter eligibility.

The lower court ruled that the patents at issue, held by GraphOn Corp., were anticipated under Section 102 of the Patent Act and obvious under Section 103, a finding that was affirmed by the majority of the Federal Circuit panel.

The parties did not address...
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