Fed. Circ. Reversal Of Alice Order Gives Patent Owners Hope

Law360, New York (May 12, 2016, 9:29 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit's decision Thursday that a judge wrongly oversimplified two database patents when she found that they cover only abstract ideas gives software patent owners a potent tool to fight claims that patents are invalid under Alice and will soon be cited in nearly every case, attorneys say.

The Federal Circuit said that a judge's description of the claimed invention in general terms went too far and could mean that almost any patent could be found invalid under Alice. (Credit: Law360) The appeals court found that Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer of the Central District of California was wrong when she...

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