Fed. Circ. Affirms Alice Ax Of Lost Luggage Patent

Law360 (November 5, 2019, 5:26 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that invalidated an airline bag delivery company's patent on technology for picking up lost luggage, unpersuaded by the company's argument that the claims covered more than a patent-ineligible abstract idea.

In a nonprecedential one-line order, a three-judge panel summarily affirmed a Delaware federal judge's decision invalidating a Baggage Airline Guest Services Inc. patent for being directed to the abstract idea of "coordinating and monitoring baggage delivery" and therefore not patentable under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice test.

Bags, as the company called itself, had contended that the representative claim "uses a...

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