3 Lessons From Fed. Circ.'s Latest Post-Alice Patent Ruling

By Ryan Davis (November 3, 2016, 7:48 PM EDT) -- Whenever the Federal Circuit wades into what it has called the "murky morass" of patent-eligibility law, the patent bar gets a lot to chew over, and Tuesday's decision reviving four computer network patents offers insight on the definition of an abstract idea and the role of claim construction, attorneys say.

In a 61-page ruling that included a vigorous dissent, the majority held that a district judge wrongly invalidated patents on monitoring network activity that Amdocs (Israel) Ltd. asserted against Openet Telecom Inc. It was the latest in a series of recent rulings by the court reversing decisions that found patents invalid...

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