Texas Magistrate Says Firewall IP Should Survive Alice

Law360, Washington (January 8, 2016, 7:13 PM EST) -- A Texas federal magistrate judge recommended a pair of Genband firewall and network patents that Metaswitch Communications allegedly infringed should survive the Supreme Court’s Alice test for abstraction in patents Wednesday, setting the stage for a jury trial next week.

Genband US LLC’s two patents on VOIP-connected networking and firewalls offer substantial enough limits and direction to a computer-based problem to survive the test laid out in the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l, according to U.S. Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne’s...
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