Law360 (March 25, 2019, 11:31 PM EDT) -- Communications company Voip-Pal.com Inc. lost a handful of lawsuits accusing tech giants Apple, Twitter, AT&T and Verizon of infringing a pair of call-routing patents when a California federal judge on Monday ruled Voip-Pal's patents are too generalized and abstract to be valid.
U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh tossed all four lawsuits with a single order Monday laying out her logic for why the patents didn't meet the test established by the Supreme Court's 2014 decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, which said abstract ideas implemented using a computer are not eligible for patents.
Voip-Pal's patents describe a computerized method of...
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