FanDuel Hits 'Jackpot' After Betting Against Patent Trial

Law360 (March 6, 2020, 2:31 PM EST) -- FanDuel hit what a Delaware federal judged called "the jackpot" Thursday when it managed to beat the CG Technology Development's infringement claims after betting a trial wasn't necessary on grounds the targeted patent was invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice ruling.

The judgment on the pleadings decision by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Andrews found CG Technology's claim for U.S. Patent No. 8,771,058, covering use of a lookup table while configuring a mobile device for gaming, referenced an unpatentable claim. Judge Andrews cited the 2014 Alice ruling holds that abstract ideas implemented using a computer aren't eligible for patent...

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