HTC, Others Can't Beat Map Patent With Alice, Judge Rules

Law360, Los Angeles (March 28, 2017, 5:04 PM EDT) -- HTC Corp. and two other smartphone makers couldn't persuade a California federal judge that InfoGation Corp.'s mobile navigation patent was invalid as abstract under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice ruling, according to a ruling Monday that found InfoGation's work described a solution to a technical problem.

U.S. District Judge Marilyn L. Huff ran a challenged claim of InfoGation's U.S. Patent No. 6,292,743 through the first step of the high court's analysis to determine whether the patent was merely describing something any human could do, translated into a computer running those actions, but found in Monday's decision the patent actually solved a...

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