Justices Asked To Weigh Amazon's Alice Win In IP Suits

Law360, New York (May 22, 2017, 7:00 PM EDT) -- A Missouri-based software company has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its case alleging that web giant Amazon Inc. has been infringing patents covering computer processing after the Federal Circuit invalidated the asserted patents as abstract under the Alice standard.

According to a petition for certiorari filed May 11, Appistry LLC said the Federal Circuit wrongly held that its patents covered unpatentable basic project and resource management and ignored real improvements they offered for computer processing.

Appistry argued that allowing the Federal Circuit’s decision to stand creates “a sweeping conclusion”: “that new and useful improvements to computing itself are not...

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