FanDuel Shakes Online Gambling IP Suit For Now

Law360, Los Angeles (October 18, 2016, 8:12 PM EDT) -- FanDuel Inc. dodged a patent infringement suit brought by several gambling technology companies over its daily fantasy sports platform when a Nevada federal judge Tuesday held that a number of the asserted patents were unpatentable under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice ruling, while claims regarding other patents weren’t properly alleged.

U.S. District Judge Robert C. Jones dismissed five patent infringement claims brought by plaintiffs CG Technology Development LLC, Interactive Games Ltd. and Interactive Games LLC under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice decision, which held that abstract ideas implemented using a computer are not patent-eligible, and in accordance with the parties’ stipulation....

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