Computer-Assisted Matchmaking Not Patent-Eligible, Judge Says

Law360, Los Angeles (November 22, 2013, 9:48 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Friday tossed Lumen View Technology LLC's lawsuit accusing research website of infringing its technology for computer-based matchmaking, finding the plaintiff's patent covers an unpatentable abstract idea. 

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote granted FTB's motion for judgment on the pleadings in the case, saying Lumen View's U.S. Patent number 8,069,073 claims patent ineligible subject matter and therefore cannot be used as the basis for an infringement claim. 

"Nothing in the ‘073 patent evinces an inventive idea beyond the idea of the...
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