Fandango Beats IP Suit With Alice After Fed. Circ. Revival

Law360, Los Angeles (February 28, 2017, 8:45 PM EST) -- A North Carolina federal judge Tuesday tossed a suit brought against Fandango LLC and Regal Entertainment Group by a man who alleged their ticket reservation systems infringed his patent, shutting down under Alice a case that had been previously revived by the Federal Circuit's en banc Akamai ruling.

Even though Robert Mankes was given another shot to plead his claims following the Federal Circuit's en banc Akamai ruling in August 2016 — which made it easier to prove infringement when multiple parties perform the steps of a patent — the inventor's second amended complaint was tossed Tuesday under the U.S. Supreme...

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