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Fandango Gets Maxell Online Rental Patents Axed Under Alice

Law360 (September 14, 2018, 6:55 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday handed Fandango a win in its efforts to invalidate three Maxell patents related to allowing users to access movies and television shows for a set rental period, finding time-based restrictions to be an abstract idea under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice test.

U.S. District Judge Andrew J. Guilford granted Fandango Media LLC judgment on the pleadings that Japan-based Maxell Ltd.’s patents were invalid under Alice. Despite Maxell’s contentions that its patents presented a “unique solution” of controlling how much content...
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Case Title

Maxell, Ltd. v. Fandango Media, LLC

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California Central

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Andrew J. Guilford

Date Filed

October 13, 2017

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