EDekka's Loss In Texas Won't Slow Plaintiffs' IP Campaigns

By Erin Coe (September 25, 2015, 11:10 PM EDT) -- The Eastern District of Texas' recent invalidation of a Web shopping cart patent held by eDekka LLC, one of the most prolific filers of infringement litigation, may give defendants more ammunition in a jurisdiction that tends to view the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice decision narrowly, but won't deter plaintiffs from launching patent campaigns in the Lone Star State, experts say.

U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap on Monday found that eDekka's patent claims were directed to the abstract idea of storing and labeling information, making them invalid under the Alice decision. The judge converted several motions to dismiss under Section 101 of...

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