F-35 Helmet Tech Not Invalid Under Alice, Fed. Circ. Hears
By Jimmy Hoover (November 2, 2016, 3:06 PM EDT) -- Thales Visionix Inc. urged a Federal Circuit panel Wednesday to revive a patent infringement suit against the U.S. over helmet-tracking technology used by F-35 fighter pilots, arguing the lower court ignored the innovative elements of the patent in deeming it invalid under the Alice standard.
During oral arguments, TVI asked the appeals court to reverse Court of Federal Claims Judge Thomas Wheeler's ruling that U.S. Patent No. 6,474,159 –– which the company asserted against the Department of Defense and contractor Elbit Systems of America –– is directed to patent ineligible subject matter under Section 101 of the Patent Act.
TVI argued that, should...
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