Sprint Asks Justices To Deny Inventor's 'Poor' Alice Challenge

By Tiffany Hu (February 10, 2020, 3:21 PM EST) -- Sprint, Verizon and other phone service providers are urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to take up an inventor's appeal of a ruling that stripped his caller ID patent, telling the justices that his apparent "confusion" about basic eligibility requirements makes the case a poor one for challenging the high court's Alice test.

In a brief filed Friday, the phone companies said the justices should leave alone the Federal Circuit's June decision invalidating parts of inventor Morris Reese's patent for a combined call waiting and caller ID service under the Supreme Court's 2014 Alice v. CLS Bank ruling, which states that abstract ideas...

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