Judge Koh Saves 3 Of 5 Twilio Telecom Patents Under Alice

By Kevin Penton (April 4, 2017, 3:00 PM EDT) -- U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh has invalidated as abstract under Alice the asserted claims of two Twilio patents covering methods of combating telephone fraud in California federal court, but denied TeleSign's bid to nix three other patents covering electronic methods of making phone calls and sending text messages.

Judge Koh on Friday determined that the asserted claims of the two patents held by communications software provider Twilio were abstract and not inventive under the U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, in which the high court held that abstract ideas implemented through a computer are...

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