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Polsinelli Uses Stories To Lead Jack Henry To Alice Trial Win

By Matthew Bultman (September 23, 2019, 9:03 PM EDT) -- By crafting a concise theme and focusing jurors' attention on a simplified set of issues, Polsinelli PC helped Jack Henry & Associates defeat a $14 million patent suit over electronic check deposit technology, highlighted by a finding the patent is invalid under the Supreme Court's Alice test because it covers only an abstract idea.

On Sept. 12, an Eastern District of Texas jury delivered Jack Henry a convincing win in an infringement suit brought by PPS Data. In addition to finding the financial service firm did not infringe PPS's patent, jurors decided the disputed claims involved activities that were routine and...

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