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Fed. Circ. Axes 4 More Trading Tech Patents Under Alice

Law360 (May 21, 2019, 7:50 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday invalidated four Trading Technologies patents covering a graphical user interface for electronic trading, finding the patents were not distinguishable from others the court previously found had covered only an abstract idea.

The ruling is the latest in a series of appeals filed by Trading Technologies International Inc. challenging Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions in covered business method reviews requested by brokerage firm Interactive Brokers LLC.

In a pair of precedential opinions from April, the Federal Circuit upheld PTAB decisions finding four other Trading Technologies GUI patents were invalid under the Alice v. CLS Bank Supreme...

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