Fed. Circ. Backs Alice Invalidation Of Robotics Patents

Law360 (September 17, 2018, 7:38 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday upheld a finding that parts of four robotics patents were invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice test, preserving a victory for Invensys Systems Inc. and other companies accused of infringement in the Eastern District of Texas.

A three-judge panel in a summary order found U.S. District Judge Robert W. Schroeder III correctly ruled in 2017 that certain claims in four Automation Middleware Solutions Inc. patents were invalid because they claimed nothing more than an abstract idea.

The Supreme Court's landmark decision in Alice v. CLS Bank held that abstract ideas implemented on a computer are...

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