GPS Patent Should Fall Under Alice, Judge Says

Law360, New York (January 5, 2016, 7:50 PM EST) -- A Texas magistrate judge found Monday that a GPS patent belonging to Rothschild Location Technologies LLC is invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice framework for claiming abstract ideas and recommended that a series of lawsuits asserting the patent be dismissed.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love issued a report siding with bids by Geotab USA Inc. and others to dismiss lawsuits lodged by Rothschild alleging infringement of U.S. Patent Number 8,606,503 — which generally covers a global positioning system device.

In his ruling, Judge Love said the patented claims are directed to the abstract idea of retrieving an address from...

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