Full Fed. Circ. Won't Rehear Lip-Sync Patents Under Alice

Law360, New York (January 3, 2017, 4:14 PM EST) -- The full Federal Circuit has denied a bid by Electronic Arts and other gaming companies to rehear its September decision that found McRO Inc. software patents for lip-sync animation technology patent-eligible under Alice, according to an order issued by the appeals court Friday.

In a per curiam decision, the appeals court denied the petition from EA, Sega of America Inc. and more than a dozen other companies for the panel to rehear its September decisionreversing a California federal court decision invalidating the asserted claims of McRO's software patents for lip-sync animation technology under the U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 decision in Alice...

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