Fed. Circ. Won't Revisit Alice Ax Of Electric Car Patents

Law360 (December 4, 2019, 2:23 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit will not reconsider its decision affirming that a Hong Kong startup’s electric car patents are invalid for covering an abstract idea, unmoved by the company’s contentions that its patent claims should survive under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice test.

In a nonprecedential order Tuesday, the appeals court refused to take up Thunder Power New Energy Vehicle Development Co. Ltd.’s arguments that a California federal court erred in striking down three of its patents under the Alice test, which requires courts to first look at whether a patent covers an abstract idea and then whether there is an inventive...

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