DOD, Elbit Accused Of Distorting Alice Test On Tracker System

Law360, Washington (June 1, 2016, 6:34 PM EDT) -- The owner of a patent for a helmet-mounted tracking system used by F-35 fighter pilots told the Federal Circuit that the U.S. military and Elbit Systems are overstretching the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice test to argue the unpatentability of the technology, countering that the simple inclusion of mathematics is not enough to render a patent abstract.

Thales Visionix Inc.'s U.S. Patent No. 6,474,159, describing uses of inertial tracking sensors, is a highly technical system that passes both prongs of the Alice test, TVI said in a reply brief Tuesday hoping to revive a patent infringement suit. First, TVI argued in its...

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