Fed. Circ. Won't Rehear AT&T's Challenge To Web Patent
By Brian Amaral (August 11, 2016, 6:10 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit said Thursday that it won't rehear arguments after it renewed a lawsuit against AT&T for allegedly infringing a patent for filtering internet content.
The brief per curiam order rejected AT&T's call for a panel or en banc rehearing of a panel's decision in June that, contrary to the district court's decision dismissing the suit, Bascom Global Internet Services Inc.'s patent met the Alice test.
In a precedential decision, the appeals court panel ruled in June that while Bascom Global Internet Services Inc.'s patent was directed to the abstract idea of filtering content, the claims contained an "inventive concept" that...
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