Alice Doesn't Nix Patent Win, App Security Co. Tells Court

By Kevin Penton (August 31, 2015, 11:20 PM EDT) -- Mobile app security company Veracode Inc. urged a Massachusetts federal court on Friday to reject Appthority Inc.'s patentable subject matter defense under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice decision, a year after a jury returned a verdict of willful infringement of one of Veracode's patents.

It is too late for Appthority to cite Alice — a 2014 high court decision that held abstract ideas implemented using a computer are not patent-eligible — as it never brought up the argument prior to trial and the court cannot revive it, Veracode said in its brief.

Either way, Alice would not be relevant to the...

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