EDekka Shopping Cart Patent Knocked Out Under Alice

By Matthew Bultman (September 23, 2015, 7:37 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge has invalidated a Web shopping cart patent that notorious litigator eDekka LLC has sued scores of online retailers for infringing, finding the patent claimed only abstract ideas.

U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap on Monday found the patent's claims were directed to the abstract idea of storing and labeling information, making them invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice decision.

The judge's ruling came on a motion filed by commercial printer Action Envelope & Printing Co. Inc., although several retailers, including Forever 21 Inc., Columbia Sportswear Co. and Cole Haan LLC, filed similar motions for summary judgment. ...

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