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Fed. Circ. Upholds Fandango, Regal Win On Inventory Patent

Law360 (May 1, 2018, 8:26 PM EDT) -- The inventor of an inventory tracking system lost his bid to revive a patent lawsuit against Fandango LLC and Regal Entertainment Group on Tuesday, as the Federal Circuit upheld a ruling that found the patent invalid because it covered only an abstract idea.

The appeals court summarily affirmed the 2017 ruling from a judge in the Eastern District of North Carolina, who ruled the patent was directed to the abstract idea of allocating, tracking and controlling inventory and was implemented using conventional computer technology.

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Case Information

Case Title

Mankes v. Fandango, LLC

Case Number



Appellate - Federal Circuit

Nature of Suit

830 Patent Infringement (Fed. Question)

Date Filed

April 12, 2017

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