Patents' Eligibility Questioned In Big Fish Games-Uniloc Fight

By Khorri Atkinson (September 3, 2019, 7:57 PM EDT) -- Federal Circuit judges on Tuesday questioned whether two Uniloc patents for technology that allows computer systems to pause the copying of information from one location to another and then resume copying were too abstract to be valid.

U.S. Circuit Judge Jimmie V. Reyna said it's fair to argue that the technology, which resumes copying after other tasks have been completed, has saved customers time by "making work easier," but he and Judge Timothy B. Dyk seemed to agree that the patents aren't patentable because they do not illustrate or set out a clear way of programming generic computers. The pair were part of...

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