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Judge Won't Ax Alice Invalidation Of Data IP Despite Deal

Law360, Los Angeles (February 5, 2016, 5:27 PM EST) -- An Ohio federal judge has refused to undo her recent decision to invalidate a clinical trial software company’s data organization patent under Alice and to dismiss an infringement case the company had filed against a direct rival, despite the parties reaching a settlement.

U.S. District Judge Patricia A. Gaughan on Wednesday denied a joint motion by plaintiff Datatrak International Inc. and defendant Medidata Solutions Inc. to vacate the court’s dismissal order, saying they hadn’t explained any “extraordinary circumstance” warranting vacatur. Terms of the settlement haven’t been detailed in court filings.

Judge Gaughan had unhooked Medidata from the infringement claim after agreeing...

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March 3, 2011

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