Peloton Patent Survives Flywheel's Alice Challenge

Law360 (September 6, 2019, 6:52 PM EDT) -- Studio cycling company Peloton can proceed with its claims that rival Flywheel infringed its patent for remotely broadcast cycling classes after a Texas magistrate judge rejected Flywheel's Alice challenge Friday, saying more information on patent eligibility is needed.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne recommended denying Flywheel's motion to dismiss Peloton's claims under the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank, saying that at the current stage of litigation, he can't make a decision on the eligibility of the patents and further proceedings are needed.

Judge Payne said that based on Peloton's assertions that the bike patents solved problems...

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