Fed. Circ. Affirms Alice Ax Of Uniloc Patents In Gaming Case

By Matthew Bultman (September 13, 2019, 6:26 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit delivered a likely end to a patent suit Uniloc brought against gaming company Big Fish Games over technology in data processing systems, refusing Friday to resurrect two patents a lower court found covered only an abstract idea.

The appeals court summarily affirmed, without explanation, a 2018 ruling from the Western District of Washington dismissing Uniloc's lawsuit against Seattle-based Big Fish Games, which is behind games like Toy Story Drop and Cascade.

The district court found each of Uniloc's patents are invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank, which says that abstract ideas...

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