Fed. Circ. Affirms HTC, Amazon's Win In 8-Patent Alice Row

Law360 (April 11, 2018, 8:56 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday upheld a lower court's decision invalidating eight video and data-related patents asserted against HTC and Amazon after finding that none of the patents in the suit could withstand the U.S. Supreme Court's standard under Alice.

A 2017 Virginia federal court ruling had knocked out all eight patents after concluding the asserted claims were merely using a computer to implement an abstract idea, and the appeals court cemented that decision in a short order that affirmed those findings, according to Wednesday's order.

The patent holder, Virginia Innovation Sciences Inc., had asserted its patent family against HTC Corp....

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