High Court Refuses Patent Case On How Courts Apply Alice

By Ryan Davis (December 14, 2015, 8:21 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a patent owner's appeal in a case against Amazon.com Inc. arguing that judges are invalidating too many software patents under the high court's Alice decision and that such decisions shouldn't be made on a motion to dismiss.

The high court denied a petition for writ of certiorari by OIP Technologies Inc. challenging a June ruling by the Federal Circuit that upheld a district judge's finding that a pricing patent the company asserted against Amazon is invalid for claiming only an abstract idea under Alice.

OIP argued in its petition, filed last month, that...

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