Intuit, Hertz Fail To Invalidate TQP Encryption Patent

Law360, New York (February 19, 2014, 6:13 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Wednesday rejected Intuit Inc. and Hertz Inc.’s attempt to shake patent-holding company TQP Development LLC’s infringement suit over its oft-asserted patent covering data encryption technology, ruling the patent was not invalid for describing a generic algorithm.

U.S. Circuit Judge William C. Bryson, sitting by designation, denied the defendants’ motion for summary judgment, which had argued that TQP’s patent covered an abstract idea that could be performed using pen and paper, and was directed to patent-ineligible subject matter.

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