Alice Kills 3 MicroStrategy Data Storage Patents, Judge Says

Law360, New York (July 22, 2015, 4:27 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge has ruled that three data storage patents owned by MicroStrategy Inc. are invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice ruling for claiming only abstract ideas, in a win for accused infringer Apttus Corp., MicroStrategy's rival in the business intelligence software industry.

In a July 17 decision, U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney Jr. dismissed MicroStrategy's suit, which was filed in January. He noted that the Federal Circuit has held that it is appropriate for courts to rule on motions arguing that a...
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