Fed. Circ. Upholds Nix Of Analytics Patent Under Alice

Law360 (November 7, 2018, 4:41 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday refused to revive technology company PurePredictive Inc.'s claims that an open-source software company ripped off its predictive analytics patent, leaving in place a lower court's ruling saying the patent is too abstract to be valid.

In a one-line per curiam ruling, the Federal Circuit panel upheld a California federal judge's ruling dismissing PurePredictive's patent infringement suit against Silicon Valley software company H20.ai Inc. under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice Corp. decision, which held that abstract ideas implemented on a computer are not patentable under Section 101 of the Patent Act.

In that California ruling, U.S. District...

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