Fed. Circ. OKs Killing Money Transfer Patent Under Alice

Law360 (February 20, 2018, 9:50 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday upheld U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap’s decision to invalidate claims in four Integrated Technological Systems Inc. patents tied to money transfers in the newest of several high-profile decisions over how to interpret the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice test.

In a one-line judgment, the appeals court affirmed Judge Gilstrap’s year-old ruling invalidating the claims under Alice, which had held that abstract computer ideas are unpatentable absent an inventive concept. In doing so, the Federal Circuit shot down ITS’ argument that the patented...
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