Fed. Circ. Backs Symantec’s Alice Win Against IV

Law360 (March 15, 2018, 10:28 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday upheld a decision that a data storage patent Intellectual Ventures accused Symantec of infringing is invalid for claiming a patent-ineligible abstract idea, even under a recent decision making such invalidations harder for accused infringers to win.

Just over a week after hearing oral arguments, the appeals court issued a five-page decision finding that Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark of the District of Delaware correctly granted summary judgment to Symantec Corp. and former unit Veritas Technologies LLC, which has since been sold, that...
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