Fed. Circ. Says Voit's Website Patent Folds Under Alice

Law360 (February 8, 2019, 9:36 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit said Friday that a North Carolina federal court got it right when it ruled that 17 patent claims Voit Technologies LLC was suing over weren’t eligible to be patented in the first place.

In a seven-page, nonprecedential opinion, the panel found that the patent’s claims were considered ineligible under the Supreme Court’s Alice test, which held that abstract ideas implemented using a computer are not patent-eligible under Section 101 of the Patent Act. The patent at issue in the suit against a gun manufacturer is related to technology for displaying items for sale online.

“The asserted claims are...

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