Fed. Circ. Nixes CyberFone Patent In Warner Bros., CBS Suits

Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 5:44 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that invalidated a patent CyberFone Systems LLC alleged Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., CBS Interactive Inc. and dozens of other companies infringed because it covers an abstract concept rather than a specific invention.

The three-judge circuit panel found that U.S. Patent Number 8,019,060 — which covers a system of entering transaction data into databases — unfairly gives CyberFone ownership of an idea that is basic, unspecific and commonly used. The judges compared it to past attempts to...
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