Google Urges Full Fed. Circ. To Review 'Dangerous' IP Ruling

By Tiffany Hu (November 30, 2018, 4:43 PM EST) -- Google has urged the full Federal Circuit to reconsider an earlier decision undoing an Alice win for the tech giant over three spreadsheet patents owned by a unit of patent licensing company Acacia Research, arguing that the "dangerous" ruling allows future litigants to claim that electronic versions of familiar ideas are patentable when they are not.

Google LLC on Thursday filed a petition for rehearing en banc of a panel decision in October that found that Data Engine Technologies LLC's patents were patent-eligible improvements in spreadsheet technology, reversing a Delaware federal court's ruling that the patents were directed to an abstract...

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